I have been back in the States now for 6 months now and I am happy to say that I have (finally) healed from my African sicknesses and I am moving on to serving in Phuket, Thailand for a minimum of 2 years!
I will be working with SHE (Self Help and Empowerment) is a Christian charity committed to helping women and children at risk in Thailand, many of whom are trapped in the commercial sex trade. SHE is dedicated to providing employment, vocational training and counseling for women who want to help themselves out of this industry. They strive to help them find employment, community, friendship, restoration, and above all restoration of their own value.
Visiting teams spend most nights building relationships with women working in the hundreds of bars in Phuket, Thailand. Once a relationship is established after a few visits, Mark & Sharon (and soon to be me) share the vision of SHE with the women and let them know that there is a way out: they can have a salaried job making jewelry with SHE if they are interested. The only condition of employment is that they must quit their job at the bar completely.
If you have any questions please ask in the comment section!