OFIS 2013 - Thailand (Chiang Mai)
|Day 1 (27 May)||
10.45am - Thank you Ms Yoong and Ms Loh for praying for us. We are in Bangkok transiting to Chiang Mai now.
1.55pm - Team Thailand is in CM now. We arrived safely. Starting the cultural tour now.
9.00pm - Team Thailand checked into Phumanee Hotel. Girls are having a good dinner and will be packing the donation followed by debrief after dinner.
As at 10.30pm 27 May, all teachers and pupils are well.
|Day 2 (28 May)||3.30pm - Team travelled up Lahu Village.|
|Day 3 (29 May)||8.40am - All girls are well, they are with Lahu tribe today. We will be starting on the teaching in village school and road making today.|
|Day 4 (30 May)||2.00pm - Team Thailand played games and taught at a village school.|
|Day 5 (31 May)||10.50pm - Service ended today with camp fire together with the villagers. Tomorrow will be traveling back to Chiang Mai, stopping at Fang town for lunch en route|
|Day 6 (1 Jun)||
2.10pm - We have left the mountain safely and are on our way to Chiang Mai city. The girls are all well.
6.45pm - Team Thailand has reached Chiang Mai city safely. Every one is also well and in good spirit.
|Day 7 (2 Jun)||12.35pm - We are leaving the hotel to go for lunch before travelling to the airport.|
|Group photo before departure||Queuing up for food||A satisfying dinner|
|"Would you like to join us?"||The girls in Thailand at devotion||Breakfast!|
|An introduction to the history of Lahu Tribe by the Village Head||Getting ready for the mountain ride to Lahu Village||Lahu Waterfall Stop|
|Lahu Waterfall Stop||Lunch over the mountain view||Team work in action|
|Visit to understand the livelihood of the villagers||Visit to tea plantation||Visit to tea plantation|
|Meeting the villagers||Meeting the villagers||Presenting the villages with the donations|
|The view that welcomes the girls when they wake up||Trying out on making the bamboo basket used to collect tea leaves||Serving breakfast to fellow schoolmates|
|Muddy path leading to the village school||The facade of the village school||Going to school|
|PL-Lites playing games with the village girls and boys||PL-Lites teaching the village girls and boys|
|PL-Lites teaching the village girls and boys||Banana leave packed lunch at the village school|
|Banana leave packed lunch at the village school||View from the village school||PL-Lites working with the villagers in road making|
|PL-Lites working with the villagers in road making||PL-Lites inking our FIS mark|
|Road strengthening by using bamboo||PL-Lites inking our FIS mark|
|PL-Lites inking our FIS mark||Walking back after a long day's work, we climbed 153 muddy stairs to our camp|
|Walking back after a long day's work, we climbed 153 muddy stairs to our camp|
|Appreciating the hard work of farming, PL-Lites helped out with the village head to remove weeds on the strawberry farm.||Dinner hosted by the village head to thank the PL-Lites for their contribution|
|Camp fire hosted by the villages to thank the PL-Lites for the road they have helped to build and for teaching their children||PL-Lites performing for the villagers|
|PL-Lites joining villagers for the Lahu dance||Team Thailand's last devotion at the mountain||Group photo at the Bamboo Camp before Team Thailand leaves the mountain|
|A Lahu villager who is a Christian shared about how he was inspired by the attitude of the PL-Lites||Group photo at one of the 'footprints' Team Thailand left for the villagers||Visit to paper manufacturing factory|
|Celebration dinner||Team Thailand having morning devotion in hotel on the last day|
|Team Thailand writing appreciation cards for one another||Team Thailand at the Changi International Airport - all reached home safely, praise the Lord!|