Both Olaf and Manuel are from Germany but in reality their hearts are in Thailand and South East Asia where they have devoted their lives in children’s home ministries.
They heard the Lord calling them while living in the UK when a request came to run a home for displaced children in northern Thailand. Registering with Thai Christian Foundation in Chiang Mai, they moved there with their three children in 2000.
From 2000 to 2015 they pioneered the establishment of five homes in two countries and have now handed the work over to local Christians. Some of these leaders were looked after by Olaf and Manuel as children in their homes.
The Lord blessed their work and many children gave their hearts to Jesus as they discovered love, care and a place they could call home. It has been wonderful to hear reports of how many people they have been involved with over the years have become shining lights for the Gospel.
In 2015, Olaf and Manuela moved back to Germany but have made extensive visits to Thailand and the region, supporting the work remotely in the meantime.
But they are on the move again, back to Thailand, the place where their hearts have always been. The plan is to live there longer term but there are many hurdles to overcome, from paperwork to various family needs back in Germany.
Do please pray for them as they venture forth, remembering their call is a call from the one and only Almighty God.
A godly and gracious couple who fit like a glove in Thailand
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