138 Dirksen Drive, DeBary, FL US 32713
Well, we are currently on 10 hours into our long flight to Seoul, South Korea. We have 4 hours and 15 minutes left of this flight as of 10:05 Pittsburgh time.
The team met at the airport early this morning at 6AM and had a pretty seamless check-in. We then prayed together before continuing on to the security checkpoint.
Everytime we travel with our team shirts on, there are plenty of opportunities to share with people what we are doing. That is an opportunity for us to show who Christ is and it never gets old.
I am really excited about this team and our mission. We will be coming alongside the staff and residence of a home called Faith House, where girls who have been rescued from the sex trafficking industry are introduced to the love of our Savior, having been through the lowest of lows and undoubtedly feeling completely helpless.
When Glenn Delich and I visited this home last year, it was the single most impactful spiritual moment of my life. There I stood, with 33 young ladies ranging from 10-20, and in complete awe of how amazing the redemptive power of our God is. I am so excited that He has called this team to be involved with the ministry that is taking place at Faith House.
We have a very unique team in a wide range of skill sets. The counselors (Vonnie Teagarden and Karen Pash) will be coming alongside the staff and train them how to handle the types of issues and problems that they face on a daily basis. They will also work directly with the girls, giving them constructive ways to handle and break free from the suffering that they have been victimized by.
We have our amazing team leader, Glenn Delich, who will be using his expertise as an Adminsitrator to assist the home in many of their administrative needs and help them to develop a structure that enables them to successfully continue doing the work they are doing. Glenn will also be heavily involved in the discipleship and leadership training.
Jaclyn Stottlemyer will be leading the charge with abstinence training, working with the girls and the entire school that they attend, as well as with young ladies at a Muslim school! What an amazing opportunity that is!
Caroline Martin will be leading the charge to treat these young ladies like the princesses they are. To help them to realize that they are amazing and beautiful and a shining light. Caroline will be primping the girls, taking care of their hair and nails and lots of awesome girl stuff.
Grant Martin will be preaching at the church on Sunday! How awesome is that! He will also be critically involved in the discipleship training as well as being the amazing handyman.
I will be heavily involved in the discipleship training and the leadership development, as well as assisting Jaclyn with the abstinence training.
We are a team, so we will be working together on all of these things. Please pray that we continue to have good travels, that we are completely submissive to God's leading of us both as individuals as well as a team.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to all of our prayer and financial supporters. We are so blessed for God to call us to this trip and for our supporters to confirm that calling. Check back, we will be blogging daily! God bless and thank you all!
PS, sorry no pictures yet, we will send lots in the coming days
Ryan Middleton on behalf of the Thailand Faith House Team