Alexandra Bless from Switzerland came to volunteer for 3 weeks. This was her first trip to Thailand. She was able to go on Outreach and Hospital visits with the kids, learn Thai cooking and bring her kindness and gentleness to the kids.
Mary Beth Patout from Louisiana USA arrived for a shorter stay than her usual visit. She was able to help out with nursing activities in the Outreach Program and in the medicine room at Sarnelli House. We thank her for carrying the donated medical supplies from Reggie Bollich and the supporters of Charlene House.
Josh Feitelson and Marlene Brandl who are students from Hamburg Germany, visited to gather information about Sarnelli House and similar projects in Thailand and Cambodia. They will then go back to Germany and use the material they have produced to promote awareness of these projects among school children and university students.
Lee Millar and Richard Wilde seminarians from the UK visited Sarnelli House on their trip to the Thai Burmese border to help with a project there.
Stephanie Des Arts- Loup visited for the second time this year, having survived the New Year camping with the kids in Nong Seng. The girls from Nazareth House demanded home made chocolate cake so Stephanie and the girls cooked up a storm in the kitchen at Charlene House.
Angela Introna came for a quick visit to see Kate, the last time she was here was in 2003 – so the children have grown a lot since then. She enjoyed her 2 days and then it was back home to work.