Sawasdee khrap! My name is Anucha (Noiy), and I am Thai. I am married to my beautiful wife, Brownyn, and I have two children. When people ask me if I am 'a romantic,' I usually say, “no, but I am a romantic comedy!” I like to make people happy, and make them smile. I come from a broken Buddhist family. I met Jesus when I was 17 when a friend of mine pulled my hand up during an altar call at church. One day a team came to visit my church and they did a drama. I said that one day I wanted to be like them. I didn't know at the time what that meant, but now I know that God wants to use me to share his love with others. It's not always easy for me to love other people, but every day I ask God to give me His heart and to help me love them, no matter who they are. I want God to use everything in my life – my strengths and my weaknesses, because the more that He uses me, the more that I grow and learn. I like to say this about my life: “work hard and play hard.”
Cindy has lived in Thailand almost 20 years. Three things that she appreciates most about Thailand are islands, mangos and especially the people! One thing that brings her the most pleasure and joy is to see people fulfilling their purpose and calling.
I am from Southern Thailand, and I have been working with YWAM Thailand for almost 10 years. I met God through the Baan Jai Diaow ministry (campus ministry) in Bangkok. I love to see youth and adults trained to become more like Jesus, and I love to see God work in people's hearts to change their lives. I like to learn new things, pioneer new things, and to have fun with others.
“While growing up I couldn’t decide whether to be a Chemist or an Architect. During college I chose Chemistry so that I wouldn’t have to study Art History. After three years in the pharmaceutical industry, I grew bored. I found my calling in YWAM where I discovered chemistry in relationships and architecture in communities in which volunteers are free to use their gifts and do the things they’re passionate about. God continues to show me more good things that he has prepared in advance for me to do here in Thailand” (Ephesians 2:10). Jeff lives in Bangkok with his wife, Lisa, and their four children. He currently serves as the Director of Project L.I.F.E. Foundation.
I am of Thai decent, born in Khon Kaen and raised in a Buddhist family. In 1998 I joined YWAM and became a Christian shortly thereafter. I have continued to serve with YWAM and am currently involved with worship, leading DTS's and with Family Ministry School. My beautiful wife and I have two sons and I'm blessed as she works alongside with me in ministry.
I believe God loves each of us and has a great plan for us to fulfill. It is my hope that all will acknowledge and believe in the one true God who loves us.
I am from Korea, but I have lived in Thailand for almost 19 years. I have a beautiful wife named Sunyoung, and two children. People are usually surprised when they find out how old I am, because I look very young. I pioneered the YWAM ministry in Khonkaen in 1995. My original plan was to live in Thailand for five years, and then return to Korea. However, God changed my plans, and gave me a special heart for Thailand. My mission statement is, “to dedicate my life to see Thai people worship God.” I am so happy to spend my life with Thai people – especially Isaan people. I love Isaan food, music, and culture.
I am from The Netherlands but have lived almost 16 years in Thailand. I love Thailand, the people, the food, the lifestyle and most of all all God is doing here. It is my heart and passion to show God’s love to the Thai people. I love the power of the Holy Spirit and the hope we have in Christ. It gives me hope for anyone in any circumstance. My greatest joy is to see people coming to their potential and destiny. Even though I love people and I love to work, there are times I hide, close the curtains, switch of the phone and don’t open the computer. Than it is just me and myself and my 2 cats who enjoy the rest and quietness.
Paul Wilcox is the YWAM Regional Leader for Northern Thailand. He lives in Chiang Rai with his wife of 30 years, Penny. Paul is the third born of six children. He grew up in the Amazon jungles of Bolivia where his parents were missionaries. He enjoys watching sports and gardening with his wife. Paul describes his passion in life as, “being able to champion young people to become all that God intended them to be through helping them discover their identity and calling.”
Cindy and I came to Thailand for our DTS outreach in 1991 and have been here ever since. Our personal passion is “to facilitate others to reach their destiny in Christ” - we love helping people find their place in the bigger picture of what God is doing. I also love running, playing tennis, all kinds of music, beaches, chocolate, and coffee.