“The Tree of Life” Ministry is connected to the International Missions and Borders- a YWAM Ministries.
Kelsimon and Adriana moved to Thailand with their 2 children to start this project.
Today, the team is composed of 11 people living there both from Thailand and Brazil and every year they receive volunteers from Youth with a Mission to help the children in Thailand for a period of time.
We started the project through sports activities by gathering the village children to (literally) play soccer. This village is called Mae Muang Noi, located in the municipality of Mae Ai, on the Chiang Mai Province, in the far North of Thailand. The Mae Muang Noi population is composed of rural producers and people who migrated from Myanmar and live, clandestinely, in the region. More than 6 different local ethnicities live there in harmony, each with their own languages and traditions.
Out of this initiative, emerged an invitation from 5 public schools in the region to teach soccer to children, some days during the week.
These Public Primary Schools have been a “door” to witness the love of Jesus, and through this opportunity, we have already accomplished a strong relationship with a great majority of the local inhabitants.
To be accomplished
One of our current main objectives is to finalize the construction of a Centre of Human Development, which will help the villagers attain dreams such: learn how to play the guitar, speak English, draw, develop professional skills, learn to be school assistants, etc. At the moment, we are gathering the resources to build a library, a kids playground, a synthetic soccer field, build a place to praise and worship Jesus and learn about the gospel.
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Members of our team has been on site and been contributing to this project closely. When possible, ManaVida sends monetary aid to contribute to the development of this beautiful project.