More About Us
Hi there! We’re The Elliotts. Brian, Amanda, Paxton & Piper. We’ve lived and served at Grace International School in Chiang Mai, Thailand since December 2012.
We met one month before Brian moved to Chiang Mai in late 2011, and within a year were married and began our journey together in Thailand.
And since then we’ve had two babes: Paxton Benaiah, born August 2013 and Piper Asia, born February 2015.
Individually and together we’ve experienced the myriad highs and lows of cross-cultural life, and as our years in Thailand have increased also have our roots and love for the country deepened.
The larger vision for our life in Thailand builds on the foundation of a God-glorifying marriage and family. We believe when this core of our lives is strong and solid we are most able to be a vibrant light in sharing the love of Christ throughout the world.
The Gospel reach of families with students at Grace is immeasurable, and we consider it an honor to teach and disciple these kids so their parents can remain in full-time overseas Christian service.
Through our primary ministry at Grace International School (Grace), Brian disciples students in his roles as the Sports Coordinator and Advanced Strength & Conditioning teacher.
Grace exists as a solution to the problem of families having little or no access to a quality education while working overseas to advance God’s kingdom. When missionary families are faced with limited educational options they have three choices: stay on the field and sacrifice their children’s education; split the family and send the children to boarding school; or leave the field and return home.
Grace is focused on raising a new generation of Christian leaders who will impact their world for Christ through excellence in academics, sports, music and art. All in an effort to keep families intact and on the field.
By serving the families of Grace through Brian’s roles our family supports 350+ ministries throughout the 10/40 window (named for its location between 10 degrees latitude and 40 degrees latitude stretching from North Africa to Southeast Asia), which is home to 95% of all unreached people groups.