In my last update I wanted to acknowledge the gloomy and rapidly approaching ultimatum on how to heal a planet ravaged by war. This is a conversation both world leaders and regular citizens are struggling to have around the world. Honestly, that’s because there’s no soft way to approach the reality that we’re unprepared to deal with having more refugees, than ever before in recorded history.

As with all the biggest challenges facing us today, imagining solutions to the worlds ills alone can be overwhelming. To combat the whirlwind of day to day tragedies in the news, I’ve learned it’s best not to isolate yourself from stories of hope. So below is a big serving of just that using video and photos friends have made of our work in Bangkok (If you can’t see the video click here).

The theme for this year’s World Refugee Day is, “Ordinary people living through extraordinary times…” and here’s photos of our volunteers, children, and their families doing exactly that!

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Photos above are from our relief and education efforts in a poor community we’ve adopted in Bangkok. With the help of volunteers and donors we provide important aid including a volunteer pre-school, language classes, food distribution, and other services. Kindly consider visiting our donation page to make a contribution toward our work.

In honor of World Refugee Day, please take a moment and share these photos with a compassionate person you know!

P.S. Special thanks to Mark Wiens for the video and Nicholas Koh for the photos.