Today, 1.4 billion people are currently living in extreme poverty on £1 a day. Think about it. The figure 1.4 billion, that’s 20 times the population of the UK ... who ARE living every day in extreme poverty. Fact.
Wow, an step up from the Bristol 10K, we now have 7 volunteers bravely stepping forward to run the Bristol Half Marathan on 30th Sept to raise funds for Love Thailand. The funds raised will be channelled directly to CareCorner Orphange to bring in and support 25 Karen children into the orphanage.
Ai Seok and Scott will run their company Everything Everywhere's support. Everything Everywhere will match 25% of the giving and you can donate via http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/EEBristolHalfMarathon.
The rest of the team, Hui King, Wai, Benson, Julia and Nadia will run under the LoveThailand banner and you can show your support viahttp://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/lovethailand2012
Don't forget to gift aid you donations.
Thanks again for all the support and encouragement and your donations will go a long way and make a difference in a child's life.
We are very excited to announce that the founder and director of CareCorner Orphanage Thailand, Pastor Ricky Tan and his wife Lay Wah will be in Bristol on 24th Sept 2011. We will be hosting a special multicultural dinner and Pastor Ricky will also be sharing some of his insights with us. Venue: Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church
Baileys Court Road, Bradley Stoke, BS32 8BH Bristol, United Kingdom · Date: 24th September 2011 Time: 6pm - 9pm
Tickets: £7, children 10 and under free
Food from many cultures & drinks (non-alcoholic)
More information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 07967483103
What an EXCITING event it was!!! For most of us, months were poured in towards preparing for this event. I'm glad to announce that the Love Thailand team's participation in the Bristol 10K run was a HUGE success!! We all managed to finish the race and had fun! Personally, this was an amazing experience. It took a while for me to decide whether I would do this run or not and for a while after registering, I was still panicking since I haven't actively been exercising for a very long time. Once training picked up, I got more confident with the outcomes of my effort and all of us runners supported each other in encouragement. Some of us even did training sessions together! Around 2 weeks before the run, I managed to land myself a foot injury and even up until now I haven't fully recovered. I also know that there are others like Hui King who did not manage to perform to their full potential due to injuries. But praise the Lord, He carried us all across the finish line on his grace and shielded us from harm with his mercy!On the day of the event, all of us arrived early, as to be expected of us excited participants. We had prayer together in the midst of over 11000 people who attended the event including spectators. After putting away bags and sorting out our numbers and chips, we head off to the line-up. I was amazed be the sheer number of runners, but even among the crowd, some of us still managed to run into friends (oh, the little blessings that God pour over us~) =) Not everyone started together, but as the race started and went on, even those who were together, drew apart. Everyone strived to do their best chasing the finish line, with eyes fixated on God's glory. Once everyone finished and regathered, we stayed around for pictures and another prayer. The event was truly exciting and I would definitely do it again! Congratulations again to everyone who ran and finished. The results are secondary to this amazing feat you have accomplished for God!~Ricky Au
An evening of delicious Korean, Vietnamese, Indian, Chinese and other South East Asian Foods... Oh and desserts. In collaboration with Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church (BSEC), the Love Thailand team will be hosting this lovely evening. Alongside the food we hope to entertain you with a delightful puppet show and a sharing from the Love Thailand team, so bring your friends and family for a great night together. Get your ticket now (see below)!
The puppet show and Love Thailand team's sharing will be between 6.15pm - 7.00pm.
There is a small charge of £5 per adult (children are free), which will go towards the Love Thailand cause - The Karen children at the refugee settlement and Care Corner Orphanage Foundation
Date & Time: Saturday 30th October 6pm - 9pm
Location: Bradley Stoke Evangelical Church Baileys Court Road Bradley Stoke Bristol BS32 8BH
Cost: £5 per adult (children are free)
Booking and Payment: Contact Anna on 0117 969 0097 / 07948 716 362 or Ai Seok on 07964 783 103. You can email Ai Seok on email@example.com.
Further notes: No alcoholic drinks permitted (due to legal reasons).