Grace Ministries of Krasang, Thailand
Westside offers a unique opportunity for our students to have their hearts and worldviews stretched through a relationship with Grace Ministries of Krasang, Thailand. Grace Ministries is committed to the prevention of child exploitation in Thailand. Grace Ministries provides children with a safe and loving home, as well as education up through college. The staff at Grace Ministries believes that the young people in their care will become leaders and change agents in their country and will make Thailand a safer place for children. This unique partnership allows Westside to send teams to serve and form redemptive relationships with Grace Ministries'. About two dozen Westside students travel to Thailand to spend three weeks with their counterparts. They serve this ministry by teaching English in two of Krasang's public schools and embracing their Thai friends with unconditional love. Training, team building, and debriefing sessions are provided to help students integrate the transforming work of Christ in their three-week experience and then re-enter and impact their own homes and culture. The Westside community also raises funds to support facility development and the ongoing expenses of expanding Grace Ministries.