Thailand - Adult Seniors (55+)

Oct 11 2023 - Oct 21 2023
Chiang Dao, TH

For those that have always wanted to experience a Global Compassion trip, but were a little concerned that the travel, terrain, and accommodations might be too challenging...  well this is the trip for you! Hosted by Diana Rush and Arty VanGeloof, you will embark on a two-week journey to Thailand, and experience the amazing ministry of Joni and Nangsar Morse. Joni and Nangsar are 3rd generation missionaries whose family has served for over 100 years in Asia, and have seen nearly 1 million people come to faith; the impact of this ministry family is unparalleled worldwide. While in Thailand you will visit the churches of the hill tribes of the Lisu and Lahu, and visit the Kai Noi Children's Home where children have escaped the Myanmar conflict and have found refuge. You will have serve the seniors by bringing eyeglasses! Their failing eyesight affects them greatly as they count on fine hand-sewing and needlepoint for much of their livelihood. You will plant a few mango trees (part of a self-sustainability focus that Eastside has sponsored that has lifted hundreds out of poverty), You will also see the cultural sights and visits some of the Buddhist temples that dot the countryside. You will also get to meet the child you sponsor! Sponsor one now and meet him/her when you go! Click here to: Sponsor a Child in Thailand

All the while you'll be staying in very comfortable accommodations with private baths, traveling in air-conditioned touring vans, eating delicious meals, and so much more. AND a two-night stay on the white sand beaches of Phuket rounds out your trip at the end!

Click "Apply Now" to create an account for this web platform that manages everything about this trip, and fill out your application!

Be aware the flight is long with at least one layover. Jet lag will be significant and there will be a fair amount of walking on unpaved and uneven paths. Cost is based on double occupancy.

46 going

Level 3
Helping Those In Need
Diana Rush



Due 9/20/2023

$300.00 First Payment Due 5/28/2023
$1,000.00 Second Payment. Tickets Purchased. Due 6/25/2023
$1,000.00 Third Payment. Due 8/6/2023
$900.00 Final Payment Due 9/20/2023


Mar 4 2023

8:30 AM - 1:00 PM PST

All TEAMS Kick Off Required

Anaheim Campus | Commons B/C. Breakfast/Check-In at 8:30 am Zoom details to follow.

This is our first training for all 2023 global trip participants. It's an exciting time to get together with travelers from all 15 teams going out this year and to meet your teammates for the first time! You'll receive critical information about managing your trip, and fundraising; and begin to learn the specifics of your particular trip. If you live out of the area and plan to join by Zoom, you will receive the links you need by email on Friday, March 3. If you live near the Las Vegas or Park Rapids campus, you get to meet with other travelers on your campus and join the Zoom meeting from there. A campus representative will send you details on this.

Apr 1 2023

9:00 AM - 1:30 PM PDT

Global Compassion Training Retreat Required

Southern California Residents: Anaheim Campus | Commons B/C. Las Vegas, Park Rapids: Meet on your campus to join Zoom together. Other: Zoom

We will fully equip you for your trip with our valuable and practical global curriculum. You'll spend the morning learning and getting to know your teammates as well as getting up to speed on your specific trip details. Remember to bring your Trip Guide with you, you'll be taking notes! For those of you that will be joining by Zoom, look for an email at the end of the week for those links.



  1. Background check required.


  1. Passport Required


  1. There will be some some pre-trip meetings to prepare.


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By Caroline Francis on 10/30/2023

Thailand - Adult Seniors (55+)

Met a boy ( rather an young adult) when we visited The Church of Me...

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