Scott Hodge



Dec 7, 2006

It’s final!  In less than five weeks I will be getting on an airplane and heading to Bangkok, Thailand.  For about ten days I will be learning and serving alongside my friends, Jim and Judy Larson, in their mission to local bar girls and women involved in the sex trade.

A couple of years ago, Jim moved his family from Aurora, IL to Bangkok to begin a ministry providing counseling, training, job development and other services to the women and their families.  Already, they have seen this ministry make a HUGE impact in many, many of these women and their families lives. 

I’m also excited because I will be taking Dan Anderson with me.  Dan oversees all of our video production at The Orchard and is coming along to serve and capture as much of it on video as possible. Our goal is to put together a series of short films of our experience to use back at The Orchard and here on my blog and any other avenues God may open the door to share them in. 

We will be spending several days with Jim in Bangkok and also in some of the Hill Tribes of Northern Thailand.  To be honest, I’m not totally sure what to expect, but I have NO DOUBT that this is a God led trip and I’m expecting something big to happen in our heart as a result. 

More on the trip later as we continue organizing the details… 

8 Responses to “Thailand”

  1. Doug Ruhs says:

    That’s awesome!!
    I can’t wait to hear the God stories and see what He has in store!!
    Good luck and my prayers go with you!

  2. david says:

    our church has adopted the lahu and akha people in the hill tribes of thailand. we send a medical missions trip there every january and help support a youth hostel in chaing rai. (or chaing mai…?)
    looking forward to hearing your report!

  3. Bekah says:

    Yay!!! I am so excited for you! I’m going this summer so you’ll have to give me some Thailand 101. I’m glad Dan is going too… I can’t wait to see the pix and videos!

  4. Dustin says:

    I am glad to hear it! I will be praying for you guys, and I hope we will see some sweet shots!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Scott -
    This is SO AWESOME! God is doing big things at The Orchard through you and with you. It has been cool to watch your faith journey unfold through your blog. Ed and I are honored and proud that we can call you and Amanda our brother and sister in the Lord as well as dear friends who mean the world to us!!!
    Thanks for challenging us to live for Jesus and move out of mediocrity! Thanks for challenging us to move passed the status quo and step out of our comfort zone!!! YOU ROCK!!!

  6. edith Zepeda says:

    WOW!!! I’m blown away by your courage and passion. I will pray for you and Dan that you’ll be safe and that your experience will be phenomenal. I know you’ll have lots to say and cant wait to hear all about it. You weren’t kidding when you said there are Big things ahead for the Orchard.

  7. Joni says:

    WOW That soooooooo rocks! Sounds like a blast–in an unsure of what to expect, anything can happen kind of way. And Thailand, man. The perfect missions location for a foodie such as yourself.

  8. S. Pihlaja says:

    Dude, I hope things go well for you in Bangkok. Hit the green curry for me.

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