In May we partnered with Issarachon and the Queen Sirikit Center for Breast Cancer based out of the Chulalongkorn Hospital to help open the door for women from the neighborhood connect with a health project targeting disadvantaged women providing free cancer screening and follow-up medical care. It was a two-part process where the first day women from the neighborhood came together for some fun and informative teaching about cancer and health. Then, two-weeks later 35 of our neighbors boarded a bus to “Bpy Thiaw” or go on a trip to a world-class breast and cervical cancer screening facility in down-town Bangkok.

The outreach served both to provide a practical and important service (evidence of cancer was found in several of the women, probably all of whom would not have chosen or been able to put out the effort and expense to get checked on their own), and also to strengthen our ties and role in the community as we seek to love our neighbors in holistic and meaningful ways. Please join with us in praying for the woman who are facing battles with cancer in various stages, for health and healing, wisdom to know how to proceed with treatment, and peace and encouragement for their souls.