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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.

Gallery

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
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!