Josh and Chitlada Bauder began their ministry in the On Nut 49 Slum area of Bangkok. They found sponsorship for 2 kids to go to Chiang Mai Adventist Academy in the north but then realized the kids need parents! So they moved to the north to provide a home atmosphere for them. Since then 6 more kids have joined their growing family, along with their own newborn baby girl. They have outgrown their house and now are praying for funds to build a new one, as well as provide sponsorship for more children (currently there are requests for 15 more children to join them).
“God has called my wife, Chitlada, and I to share the love of God with the people in the On Nut 49 Slum area of Bangkok. We have been called to teach, care for, and show God’s love to these people.”~ Josh Bauder
Their goal is to turn the local church building into a hospital for broken people, a school for the unlearned, and a place of worship for the One True God. They have put together an after school program so the children can escape the drugs and prostitution in the slum. “We want to provide a place where they can learn life skills from God’s word,” says Josh.
The children that come to the after school program will have the opportunity to receive financial assistance to attend Chiang Mai Adventist Academy and hopefully, by the grace of God, attend college at Asia-Pacific International University.