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:  (Approx 40K remaining in renovation costs.) 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. October Update  ~ JSEM has been furnished and is ready to go. Teams are already using the rooms. Thank you for all your help with this. This month and November sees the final steps in regards to setting up the salon training area. 
      2. September Update  ~ The Summer months have been filled with renovation work. The building is such a gift from God and will be excellent for our programming. The bakery is complete and the building inside has been cleaned, painted and a few partition walls erected. Next comes the Salon and furnishing the JSEM and housing space.  We are also adding a Thai style kitchen outside for staff and guest use. 
      3. Summer 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. Child Advocacy Center Move:   (Additional $5000 in security and furniture costs)
      1. September Update  ~ The Child Advocacy Center has officially moved. We incurred a few unexpected/additional costs in order to outfit the security needs for the new space.  We have also gained an extra room that will be used for staff to meet with parents and care givers and will also serve as a welcome area for the FFI office in general.
      2. Summer 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.
    3. Weekly Red light Outreach ~ ($500/mth) Our teams have been going to the redlight areas 2 evenings a week to connect with the women. We have also just hired a long term volunteer who is bringing leadership to our outreach teams and event planning. Please be praying for Erin as she brings leadership to this important area.
    4. Child Advocacy Center Staff & Programming~ ($4500/mth): 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. October Update  ~ We are aggressively advertising and posting for this role across teh country. please pray with us for the Lord to bring the right person to join our team
      2. September Update  ~ We are excited to announce that we have officially begun a staffing search for a Thai social worker. To cover the expense of this role we are so grateful for the support of a Christian foundation. They have agreed to fund this role for the next three years.  Thank you.
      3. Summer 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.
    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. September Update  ~ The bakery is complete and students will start this Fall. pray the Lord leads the students He would desire to be part of this program.
      2. Summer 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.
    6. Salon Project – Staff and programming costs ($1500/mth)
      1. October Update  ~ Construction is under way!
      2. September Update  ~ This Fall we begin designing the new salon training center space.
      3. Summer 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.

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