Thank you for considering supporting the For Freedom International family as we live and work in Thailand. We rely 100% on the generous donations of our supporters to help fund our ministry objectives and projects.

Current Needs:

*So many of you have given faithfully and we are humbled by your generosity. Thank you so very much, and above all, would Jesus Christ become more famous because of our faithfulness. For His name and His fame!

**Dec Update**

2020 Budget is in with a total budget of 7.1 million Baht. (Approx. 311,000 CAD)

Please be praying for us as we consider how to support the need and where to allocate resources for Kingdom growth.

  Through one time gifts we have been able to maintain past budgets, but are trusting for an increase in monthly donors to helps us budget and plan more effectively this coming year  We are so very grateful for your support and trust.  If there are ever any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  For Him!

Important “How To Donate” details at the bottom of the page 

  1. Prevention – Child Advocacy Center This is a partnership with the Royal Thai Police, Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and other international agencies including the FBI and Homeland Security. We provide a physical location for forensic interviews of exploitation victims, facility, logistic support for local and international abuse cases and awareness/capacity training events for public and government staff.
    1. December Update – The CAC continues to provide us with a growing platform within the education department, social welfare and this past month the juvenile detention department. Additionally we have begun preliminary conversations to open a branch office to expand further South to one of the most leach reach locations in Thailand.
    2. October Update – We are just finishing our budgets for 2020 and will be able to provide a further budget update in our newsletter next month. Please be praying for us as we consider how to support the need and where to allocate resources for Kingdom growth.
    3. August Update – Hann and Ning have been visiting many, many schools as they have launched our public awareness campaign in the Phuket public school system. I could not be prouder of their hard work. I wish you could all have the opportunity to meet these kind and passionate women.  Check out our CAC facebook page for many pictures – https://www.facebook.com/CACPhuket/
  2. Intervention:  We support law enforcement initiatives in relation to local and international exploitation cases.  This includes various  support services as needed.
    1. December Update – Hann, our social worker has been incredibly busy over the past few months assisting in multiple exploitation cases in multiple locations. She has also begun a few exploratory trips in to a village of a very marginalized people group called the Moken people. Our hope is to begin a prevention and community development project in 2020.
    2. October Update – We are just finishing our budgets for 2020 and will be able to provide a further budget update in our newsletter next month. Please be praying for us as we consider how to support the need and where to allocate resources for Kingdom growth.
    3. August Update – This month has seen more engagement in supporting investigative efforts. This area is one of our key discernment pieces we are asking prayer for.  Specifically we are praying if and how this area should grow. We do have training available to use if we hired staff, but need to know clearly what the Lord would say and if funds would be available for this.
  3. Restoration – Vocational training  Our Phuket office is the central location for all vocational training services which include a bakery program, salon program,  ESL, family and finance education and biblical discipleship classes. 
    1. December Update – We have been overcome with gratitude as we have witnessed these young women graduate form the first year program.a few have been offered apprenticeship opportunities to further their training in 2020. Recruitment has begun for the next year with many interested!
    2. October Update – We are just finishing our budgets for 2020 and will be able to provide a further budget update in our newsletter next month. Please be praying for us as we consider how to support the need and where to allocate resources for Kingdom growth.
    3. August  Update – 
      1. Bakery – The past month has seen the opening of our storefront training center, Cornerstone Bakery.  This is a small retail space for the bakery students to begin their retail training.
      2. Salon – Grace Salon has also launched their retail program and students have begun taking clients
      3. Our apprenticeship program has begun with our first student beginning an apprenticeship this month.  We are also developing a savings and loan program for those that pass our first year and would like to pursue further training during year 2.
    4. June Update – We had an agency contact us this past month with two cases in desperate need of foster care. unfortunately the program is not yet finalized and will likely take until the end of the year. However, even though the situation was difficult it was encouraging to see foster care becoming an option for people to consider. We believe this will be one of our most significant undertakings over the next few years. Not only in financial scope to support the region, but on the physical, emotional and spiritual impact on young lives
  4. Global Church – While not officially part of our social justice programming, we see it as a privilege to partner with the Church and equip believers in their experience of Gods work around the world and provide an environment where the Holy Spirit might call people to grow deeper with Jesus and others regardless of where they live.  To that end our team is dedicated to serving the global Church in the following ways..
    1. Short Term Mission Trips – We host short term teams, primarily in the Fall months, to participate in exposure trips designed specifically to learn about international ministry and specifically, social justice ministry programming in Phuket.
      1. Canadian trips click here
      2. US trips click here
      1. Internships & Apprenticeship – We also partner with churches and Bible colleges by providing opportunities for students to visit Thailand as part of their internship requirements. Internships are generally 6-12 months in length and apprenticeships 2 years.
        1. Canadian internship application click here
        2. US internship application click here 
      2. Gap ProgramsJustice Semester was created to provide 18-24 year olds a gap year experience to grow deeper in Jesus, Others and the Oppressed while living in Phuket, Thailand for 3 months.  You can read more about this right here.
        1. Get you info package here
    2. December Update – We will have a packed house as 12 students are confirmed.  What’s even more exciting is the diversity as students are coming from Canada, Sweden and the US. Please be praying with us.  Additionally, Tim and Nancy Moore will be joining our team and bringing added capacity and leadership to our growing programming to support churches and young leaders around the world.  Tim has been a long time professor at Ambrose University College in Calgary, Alberta.
    3. August Update – Our JSEM class is finalized and we currently have 10 young adults coming to adventure deeper with Jesus and others. Please be praying for them.  We also host teams during the Fall months and our first team will be arriving in the next month.  Lots going on, but it is always exciting to share about Jesus and the call for all of us to deeper surrender and obedience.

Additional Ways You Can Partner With Us:

Canadian Donations

To our Canadian donors and friends, thank you for your support and trust. All gifts are so appreciated! Monthly donations help us to plan and budget even more effectively. Would you consider starting a recurring donation plan?

Alternative Way To Give for Alliances Churches in Canada

***Please designate your funds to “Darren & Naomi Herbold Work Special”***

US Donations

To our American partners and friends, thank you for your support and trust. All gifts are so appreciated! Monthly donations help us to plan and budget even more effectively. Would you consider starting a recurring donation plan?

Ways To Give

  • Online – Through the US not for profit (501c3) For Freedom International.
  • Mail (Check)
    • Check payable to “For Freedom International”
    • 3417 Ivy Drive Grand Forks, ND 58201