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"Resilience and Building Back Better!"

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"Resilience and Building Back Better!"

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WOW! This year marks the celebration of my 10th anniversary of the Lord's calling to serve alongside hill tribe women and their families here in Northern Thailand. I am a global missionary alongside Integrated Tribal Development Foundation through the support of the Lanna Foundation and some very faithful sisters and brothers over the years. I am also an extended family through The Well Community Church in Fresno, CA. It has been a whirlwind of adventures, lessons learned, and victories while building a vibrant tapestry of love and relationships with these precious women.

It truly seems hard to believe! What began as a tiny ball of yarn that He unraveled within my heart on my very 1st trip has developed into something much larger than myself or anything else. He continues to weave a beautiful tapestry of empowerment, love, and hope. He has taken me through the valley of a pandemic and many other valleys and back onto the all-empowering mountaintops of His glory. Through it all, He remains faithful and good. Always sustaining me day to day and sometimes moment by moment. What remains steadfast is His constant perfect plan and timing to empower and support these precious women and their communities through this calling and beyond. His endless love, compassion, and forgiveness for my ups and downs along this journey have been reassuring. I am so grateful for the honor of serving Him and these precious women and their families. I am humbled to play a small part yet significant role in their lives, sharing the gospel and the love of Jesus.

I keep on hanging to this verse in Matthew 17:20-21Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “ Move from here to there, and it WILL move. Nothing will be impossible for you”

It is bigger than life moments of experiencing the pride in one of our women artisans as they learn a new skill, get paid for their first product order, experience answered prayers for themselves or loved ones through our prayer groups, and special relationships being strengthened together in community, that ALWAYS confirms I am where I need to be. Women lifting other women, woven together in His love. This would be impossible without my Hands To Heart village of passionate prayer warriors, encouragers, and most generous donors. I am beyond grateful. Being out in the missions field, knowing that you have this amazing tribe, allows me to focus on what matters most, spreading the love of Jesus and His plan.

My focuses:

1) Serving alongside Hands To Heart Women's Ministry, empowering these hill tribe women to flourish collectively through entrepreneurship and leadership skills and building trust and relationships to spread the Gospel holistically.

2) Liaison for Lanna Foundation to raise awareness of the work of the Integrated Tribal Development Foundation through social media, blog writing, and video updating to our donors.

3) Advisor of the new Lanna Cafe Thailand to help create and build solid marketing strategies for promoting the cafe and the work of ITDF, from farmers to their cup of coffee and beyond.

He has called me and others to be a village to advance his kingdom. It takes the collective engagement of prayer, encouragement, and provision to build an essential solid foundation. I am wholeheartedly grateful you have chosen to become a vital part of the "Hands to Heart Village" Team, coming alongside these precious women and me to empower and positively impact their lives, families, and communities.

Blessings and much gratitude,

Debbie Tingley