Suncoast students from Year 11 & 12 have the opportunity to travel to Thailand for our annual mission trip. Established in 2011 our College committed to partnering with ‘The Haven Project’ working with locals to take the message of Christ to the people of Thailand.
Students will be involved in a range of activities linking with schools, youth groups and other agencies and communities in Chiang Mai as well as the surrounding areas. Our mission team has been asked to run English camps in Mae Chaem which is a significant part of our trip.
Every year we give students at Suncoast the opportunity to be involved, continuing what is becoming a long term relationship with our College and ‘The Haven Project’.
Student reflection from the 2014 Mission Trip:
Going overseas for the first time was a big deal for me, let alone the first time being an action packed mission trip. Thailand was the most incredibly, eye opening experience of my life. It wasn’t by any means easy, but I wouldn’t trade a second of it for the world.
Knowing that I have made an impact, even if it was a small one, is something I’ll never take for granted.
One of my favourite places was the ‘Little Lambs’ Orphanage. Every single child there was so full of love and laughter, their smiles were infectious. Being able to love on these beautiful children was just incredible, for a small moment in time we were their support; someone for them to lean on.
Thailand was an emotional rollercoaster, but seeing God work through the team wherever we went brought us together as we provided support for each other when we were feeling the pressure.
This wasn’t just a mission trip for me; it was a leap of faith, knowing that I would return a different person. I’m so incredibly grateful that I stepped into the unknown; in doing so I experienced life from a different world perspective, increased my faith, and gained a new appreciation for the life I live in Australia.