A team for National Community Church
Team fundraiser for the Thailand Mission Trip - Focusing on doing our part to end human trafficking in Thailand and in DC.
According to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, Thailand is the "top destination for victims of human trafficking" and Bangkok is considered the hub of the international sex industry. Thailand and DC aren't so different:- both are capital cities with high numbers of international populations and tourists- both have high numbers of human trafficking and exploitation, both labor and commercial sex- both have an epidemic of HIV (more than 1% of the population infected)
Where do we fit in all of this? The Thailand 2016 STM will have an anti-trafficking focus with two parts: 1) In Bangkok we will be partnering with local organizations (The Well, Dton Naam, MST Project) and doing nightly outreach (simply talking with the women and men) in the various Red Light Districts; 2) In the rural area of Issan we will continue to partner with Breakthrough Thailand and Cori Wittman in their prevention efforts and will be focusing on prayer.
Our goal for the trip is not only to engage with the issue of exploitation and trafficking in Thailand but also translate and apply what we will learn to serve our own community in DC.