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, …

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. …

Racing in Thailand

We recently had the chance to do two races together as a family – the first a rare-for-Thailand run-bike-run duathlon and the second a full-distance marathon for Brian while the babes and I ran a 10K. We had loads of fun, and while towing these heavy little nuggets over a mountain I overflowed with thankfulness. This girl loves a good …

Our Ministry at Grace – Part 2

Hi folks! Brian here again for part 2 of sharing about spreading Jesus’ love through sports at Grace International School. This time we go into more detail about how the school at large, we as a staff in the Athletic Department and as individuals spread the Gospel of Christ throughout Asia. – There are currently 558 students enrolled at Grace …

Our Ministry at Grace

Sawadee Khrap! (Hello in Thai) Brian here giving you an update on my new ministry role in Chiang Mai, Thailand. This is part 1 of a several part series of updates on what God has me doing in Thailand right now, what Grace International School and the Athletic Department at Grace are all about, and why the staff members of …

Last Few Months In Thailand

A lot of things happened during my last few months in Thailand before coming back to America to get married. -Lots of wedding planning and marriage counseling over skype. -We had 6 interns from Payap University teach English and lead crafts with the kids at HOSEA for a month. (read about what they did and see pics here: https://www.facebook.com/Pradfoundation?ref=ts&fref=ts) -I …

Bicycle Wreck With Truck

Last Thursday I was commuting on my bicycle to the community center I volunteer at in a small village in Chiang Mai, Thailand and hit an oncoming truck as I took a sharp left turn after a steep down hill.  I knocked a piece of paneling off the front right wheel covering, broke the review mirror off, scratched the side …

Inaugural Huay Tung Tao Trek- 24 Hour Run

Anything is possible with God, but nothing is possible without God. This is what was going through my head in the days leading up to my 24 hour Run For Thailand.   On July 20-21 I joined 4 other runners from across Thailand in a quest to run for 24 hours on a 3.7 Kilometer loop around a reservoir in …

June in Ban Pong

June Happenings in Ban Pong  1.  One of our kids, Pond, accepted Christ.   2.  Pond and 2 other girls from the center who go to school with her are being mentored by YFC volunteers.   3.  Last Saturday we fixed the shed door and installed a new fan on the wall in the center.   4.  Jumping Rope and …

24 Hour Run For Thailand

On July 20-21 I will be running for 24 hours in Chiang Mai, Thailand. If you know me at all you know that I want everything I do to have purpose (eternal) and meaning. Through this race I hope to: make new friends, spend time with God in prayer, inspire others, and raise money for my fiance, Amanda Wolfe, and I …