We're back home today after a long flight across the Pacific. I hope to post soon on the topics of missionary evangelization, inculturation, and recent controversies surrounding the preaching of the Gospel in non-Christian lands.
For now, I'll mention two organizations helping the poorest of Christ's brothers and sisters in Thailand.
Sarnelli House (mentioned today on Amy Welborn's blog) is a residential care facility for children with HIV and AIDS, staffed by priests and volunteers. The stories and pictures of the children they serve may bring tears to your eyes.
The Father Ray Foundation runs an orphanage and several schools, including schools for the deaf and blind. Located in Pattaya, a down-market beach resort where young people are vulnerable to the worst kinds of exploitation, these schools have offered thousands of children hope for a better life.