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December, 2016
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   THANK YOU SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS
Thanks so much to all of our sponsors and volunteers who have helped us in 2016. Without your support we could not help so many people in the community through food, education, shelter and so much more. Every hour you spend helping at the center, every baht you give, every prayer you pray makes a huge difference in the lives of those we serve. 

We had a very special morning tea where the children welcomed our guests, entertained them and also served the snacks and drinks. A great time was had by all and the children felt very 'grown up' with their important responsibilities.

Thank you, may God bless you and see you in 2017!!!
COMMUNITY OF FAITH CHURCH
The Community of Faith Churches in Pattaya came together on the 13th, December to celebrate Christmas through worship, fellowship and great food. Thanks to the New Nordic Group who provided the food and water for 250 people and the Tamar bakery who made all of the cakes for dessert too. There were presents for everyone of rice, milk, tins of fish, oil and fish sauce. Families made their own nativity scene together which was a great time of bonding with children and adults. Thanks to everyone who came or gave things to put in the gift bags.
NORWEGIAN MINI GOLF  HEROES!!!

Our Norwegian mini golf friends have taken us shopping almost every week throughout the whole year, only missing the days when we were closed and not able to go! Thanks so much for all of your generosity that helps us feed so many people in the slums and preschool. 

PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PARTY
On the 15th, December the preschool children and their families came together for a Happy Birthday Jesus party. The children performed some Christmas songs for their parents and then there was a time for everyone to sing along together.

Margie presented the gospel story of Christmas to all the families before celebrating with birthday cake and candles.

Khun Pai had a chance to talk to the mums and dad whilst Margie played games with the children. 

Thanks to Grade 3 students from the Regent's International School Pattaya, all of our children received a box of goodies including toys and things to eat!

No party is complete without a feast and thanks to our friends from the Fraser's restaurant there was plenty to eat for all the families.
ISE GIVING TREE

A special thanks to all the staff, students and parents who donated to the ISE giving tree appeal this year. As a result of your generosity there was enough noodles, rice, oils, fish sauces, canned fish and other treats to fill gift bags for over 350 families for the preschool, scholarship program, churches and slums!
SCHOLARSHIP PARTY

On Saturday, 17th all of the scholarship students and their families came to celebrate Christmas through worship prayer and fellowship. Santa came with gifts for everyone which were simply recycled toys that we had collected over the entire year. We saved every new and almost new toys throughout the whole of 2016 and in the end we had enough presents without having to purchase anything. Thanks to everyone who gave throughout the whole year to make this possible.So... if you have left over things from Christmas this year.. drop them by and we will use them for Christmas 2017!!!!

The Harry's restaurant cooked up a  huge feast for everyone to enjoy and there were left overs to take home too. Thanks so much everyone from Harry's!!

ROTARY
Thanks to all of our friends from the Jomtien- Pattaya Rotary club who have supported us through the year both financially and with volunteer hours. A donation of 10 000 baht from the gala dinner was a great way to finish off 2016!!!
THANKS RAYONG ENGLISH PROGRAM SCHOOL
A big thank you to the Rayong English Program School who donated over half a ton of rice so that we could bless many families this Christmas!!
THANK YOU  HAND TO HAND STAFF
Without our amazing staff who faithfully serve every day, we could not do all of the of Hand to Hand. A team of dedicated women who often sacrificially serve... I love you and thank you!!!!  Margie
If you are looking for a place to celebrate Christmas Eve or Christmas day don't forget to check out Harry's and Fraser's restaurants Great food, great people!!!
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR. SEE YOU ALL AGAIN IN 2017!!!!
PRAYER POINTS!
  • For the Hand to Hand leadership as we begin to talk to builders and decide on designs for the apartments.
  • For our sponsors who give so generously.
  • For the people in the Goh Pai and Khao Talo churches, especially as we take a break over the Christmas new year period. 
  • A long term (12 months or more) volunteer interested in our projects and administration.
  • For a clear direction for the government in Thailand after the death of the King.
  • For the health and safety of our children and their families.
  • For our neighbors who yell course language in the presence of our children.
  • For the staff of Hand to Hand as we seek God's guidance for 2017!
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