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:

*Our primary project need is to help with the renovations of our new ministry center. So many of you have given faithfully and we are humbled by your generosity. Would you consider giving above and beyond towards this?  Or, would you consider asking your network to partner with you to support this as well? You are Christ’s kindness to us and the people we serve in Thailand. Together, above all, would Jesus Christ become more famous because of our faithfulness.*

For His name and His fame, always!

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

    1. Future Ministry Center:  (Renovation budget being currently developed) This will be the ministry and programming hub for our initial activities including the vocational training center, ESL, family and finance education, additional  ministry programs in the Red light districts of Phuket.
      1. May Update  ~ We have signed a two year lease and take possession of the building on June 1st.  We have also offered and come to an agreement with an offer to purchase in a year from now should everything work well. To that end we will only be doing minimal renovations until we know that we will purchase or perhaps build at another location. Most expenditures will be spent on capital purchase which can be used in alternate locations if we were to move.
      2. Additionally, we have hired a general manager to oversee the entire Thai foundation.  The project has continued to grow in size, scale and complexity and we are excited to add Mattias to our team.  He has been a great gift to me (Darren) and I am thrilled to be able to work with him in a formal capacity. (He helped to originally start All Nations Church Phuket with Derek and Bonnie)
      3. April Update  ~ We are excited to provide a full report over the next month. This past months has seen various ups and downs, but we are about to announce an exciting update over the next few weeks.  We don’t want to speak to soon.  Maybe we already have. 🙂
    2. Child Advocacy Center Move:   (Approx $5000 in moving/transition costs)
      1. May Update  ~ We are excited to announce that we will be moving the CAC from its current location to the new building location. The Royal Thai Police has asked us to consider being more central and they are now in process of approving this new location. This will create much easier access for law enforcement and the judicial system (They are basically next door) in addition to cost savings form no longer having to pay rent at the old center.
      2. April Update  ~ We are excited about this opportunity and the national impact this will have. However, we want to pursue excellence in all our programming. To that end, we have decided to put the Bangkok project on pause as we focus on finalizing the vocational training center and building a strong base from there.
      3. Previous Update  ~ We have been asked by the Royal Thai police to partner with them in helping to support and open the flagship child advocacy center in Bangkok. We have verbally agreed to help, but have recommended that we start small at first and then scale as necessary and even try to find grants if possible.  This is an incredible privilege an opportunity to help support Thailand and create best practices for the entire country.  Please be praying with us for  wisdom.
    3. Weekly Hair & Nails Outreach ~ ($500/mth) Providing a safe environment for exploited women to connect with women believers. They receive some simple pampering from people who expect nothing in return except to begin building trusting relationships.
    4. Child Advocacy Center Programming~ K. Ning & K Pla ($4500/mth includes rent, programming costs and 2 staff role): This is a partnership with the Royal Thai Police. We will be providing community development programming and training for children and families in the northern part of Phuket.
      1. May Update  ~ We are launching our first awareness/promotion campaign at a Thai public school this month. This is a pilot project and we are excited at the potential of this. If it works well, we will look to scale this to multiple schools across the region.
      2. April Update  ~ We have participated in a regional assessment with The Code resulting in a recommendation from both private and public sectors that the Child Advocacy Center should be relocated closer to city center to be in closer proximity to the various government agencies. We have agreed with this assessment and have begun the process of moving locations which is planned for this Summer.
      3. Previous Update ~ We have been asked to participate in a province wide campaign against sex tourism sponsored by Thecode.org . This will allow us to provide follow up anti trafficking resources to businesses and hotels.
    5.  Baking Project – Staff and programming costs ($2500/mth):  Viyada and her husband have been volunteers with us right from the beginning. They have an incredible story of restoration. They actually met here in the party district decades ago and God has brought this beautiful restoration to their story. Viyada has been serving as our baking project director. However, she will be moving, once this new position is filled, to becoming the discipleship director.
      1. May Update  ~ With the new building, we are busy planning how to design the space to maximize the learning/classroom spaces with the practical bakery areas.
      2. April Update  ~ We have accepted our next student into the program and are looking to add 2 more. 
      3. Previous Update  ~ Our first student will graduate later this month. We are so proud of her and will update in the next newsletter
    6. Salon Project – Staff and programming costs ($1500/mth):
      1. May Update  ~ With the new building, we are busy planning how to design the space to maximize the learning/classroom spaces with the practical bakery areas.
      2. We have a lady coming to Phuket for a week to help Allisan design the salon training space and think through any space/designs needs that we should consider. She has already set up two salon training centers in the past that are similar to what we are doing and will be an incredible gift to us. God is good.

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