From our Thailand Director, September 12 2012

We just came back from our first distribution outside Thailand as the RICD Wheelchair Project. We had a very nice distribution in Luang Prabang in Laos! In Laos there is also a very high need for mobility aid… So our team left Thailand on Wednesday the 5th and arrived in Luang Prabang on Thursday midnight.

Chai Mai to Luang Prabang

The Road from Chai Mai to Luang Prabang

The roads were very rough as we had to go through an area where there was actually no road… only dust, mud, stones and this for a distance of about 250 km! But our team had a safe trip. Last Sunday we had the distribution at the Hospital in Luang Prabang: 43 wheelchairs were distributed. The team came back to Thailand on Tuesday evening safely.

On Monday morning Dr. Samai and I left Luang Prabang for Bangkok. In the afternoon our project received a special award out of the hands of HRH Princess Soamsawali.  That was a very big honor as our wheelchair project was chosen together with two other projects out of 1,000 projects.

For the moment, the number of wheelchairs is going down very fast as fittings are done on daily base. Today the warehouse was actually closed as all volunteers are resting after the distribution in Laos but still two patients were fitted in a new wheelchair. We are also starting to plan for possible distributions in Chiang Dao, Rayong, Mae Hong Son and Pattani.

As you mentioned that it would be possible to have another container shipment. We are so happy to go for this. Whenever you are ready for this new shipment, please let us know and we can contact our sponsor in Bangkok to start with the necessary procedure. Again thanks so much for all the beautiful equipment we could already receive from you!
Many greetings and take care!


We are working with Luc to ship another 40′ container of hope in November: “And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.” — Romans 5:5