Highlights from the School Year

As I sit down to send this we’re already halfway through summer, and the days are tipping away from the last school year and toward the coming. Brian spent some time writing out highlights from the 2017/18 school year and we’d like to share a few of those with you here: This is our second school year in a temporary location.  We’re currently sharing a campus with another school …

10 Years Later

We’re thrilled and honored to be included in Venture’s annual report this year. Brian recently sat down with friend and fellow Venture missionary (who wrote the article) to span his history from first contact with Venture (to ride his bicycle across America) to our currently unfolding story of serving with Venture in Thailand for 5+ years. We are excited to share this with you! Read the article here: Venture 2017 Annual …

Venture Thailand Team Retreat 2018

Last week we joined our Venture Thailand teammates for a retreat in Phayao, Thailand. Our co-founder and fellow missionary summed up the time well: “We have a great team. I love serving alongside our มูลนิธิวัฒนปราชญ์ Venture Human Development Foundation staff. It was fun to spend a few days at our annual retreat learning how we can improve Venture’s food security, education, …

Race Recap: Baiyoke Tower in Bangkok

Training for this race was especially challenging due to heavy smoke pollution. This was an extremely competitive tower race. The winner, a super fast Kenyan who has won the race several times before seemed very calm as we chatted before the race, even more calm than he looked when we chatted after the race! I ran hard but could definitely …

The Impact of Grace

A fellow Grace International School volunteer staff shared this recently with our community: “Encouraging News GIS Staff, Having just stepped off the plane from Korea, I had an opportunity to visit GIS alumni at Handong University, Pohang Korea. With all the people I conversed with, they only had positive things to say about GIS and our staff. Students I never …

Race Recap: Banyan Tree Vertical Marathon

Last weekend I ran my 2nd tower running event- 61 floors of running up stairs! A bit of a chaotic trip getting to my hotel in Bangkok which ended up being a very late night but I finally made it and was able to get some sleep before waking up early for the race. Probably the worst place I’ve ever …

Running Community

Last night we went to a local track for a family run. While running around the track I noticed a large group of Thai runners wearing matching red and black shirts. I also noticed one was wearing a Phrae Marathon shirt, which was from a race we ran last weekend in a town called Phrae several hours from Chiang Mai. …

Celebrating 5 Years!

Five years ago this very week we moved to Thailand. …two of us at least. The other two joined later. 🤣

Thankfulness in All Things

As the saying and season goes, there is always always something to be thankful for. And although it feels like a whole lot of not Thanksgiving we still grab hold of traditions of our birth country and upbringing. Tomorrow I’ll bake pumpkin pie (a healthy version Brian wants you to know!) and we’ll gather with friends for a meal. We’ll write out our thankfulness on a construction-paper turkey feather, …