Pink Sakura flowers in Chiang Rai, Thailand


I can hardly contain myself as I write this tonight.  This summer my daughter Chelsey and I are going to Thailand.  Now, this is not a bikini holiday we are going on.  First of all, bikini’s and I have never been friends {that is besides the point}.  We will be going to serve our hearts out for the precious ones living at the Home of the Open Heart in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand.


“Our mission is to assist and enable destitute HIV affected women and children
by providing education, orphan care, respite and hospice care,
both in our home and in our community.”  
Home of the Open Heart
“The founders of Home of the Open Heart are friends of our family from the days we served in Australia, when I was in my preschool years. My two sisters and I played with their children. Now they all live and work in Thailand as long term missionaries. While we have stayed in touch through Facebook and the occasional email, Mom and I are pretty excited at the prospect of actually going there and pouring our lives into these precious young mothers and their children.”  
Chelsey Nielsen

You can read why this mission trip is so important to Chelsey by clicking here—> Run For Hope 

Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it,
and it will be yours.  Mark 11:24

I have been praying and waiting five long years for this trip.  What an incredible joy to see it finally come to pass and have my daughter come along as well.  God is so faithful.

Airfare for both of us will be around $3000. The trip expenses will be around $2000, including food and ground transportation.  So we are needing to see a miracle of $5000.  On top of our trip costs, we are believing the Lord for a love offering to bless Home of the Open Heart as well.

“In order to raise the funds for my Mom and I {Chelsey} to make this trip, I will be running the Galveston Marathon– the full 26.2 miles!  This is my first marathon and I am dedicating my efforts and any funds raised to the Lord for this mission trip.  Those of you who would like to help us with funding our trip may donate any amount per mile that I run on the race.  The event is this Sunday, February 16th 2014.”   

You can read more here—>Run For Hope

We would be honored if you would join us in prayer for God’s provision for this trip
{if you feel led to give you can click the Donate button on the side bar}
Penny, my dear friend and Founder of the Home of the Open Heart,  
shares more about the ministry in this inspiring video.  


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Stasia is mother to six beautiful children and wife to a dedicated, loving husband.
They have served as a family together on the mission field on four continents for nearly 29 years. 
Stasia’s passion is to share in true colors the grace of God in her life. 
You can read more about her and the ministry of the Women’s Bible Cafe here.
Meet Missionary Mom and Ministry Leader Stasia Nielsen
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