On the occasion of HM the King’s 86th birthday, we wish all our friends in Thailand and around the world a very Happy Father’s Day.
Today our children, kindergarten students, teachers, social workers, and many neighborhood moms and dads gathered at Mercy Centre to pay their respects. Blessings were given by the local Abbot, and Fr. Joe. Since children are an essential part of every Father’s Day, our kindergarten students performed a traditional dance in honor of our King. Happy Father's Day, everybody!
What do our Mercy kids do for Halloween? No surprises here: they dress up as goblins, frighten the bejesus out of each other, dunk for apples, jump madly on trampolines, and gobble down plenty of candy. Friends of Mercy held their annual Halloween Party for our children this past Saturday. Our little ones were not allowed inside the haunted house (way too scary!) but our older Mercy boys and girls along with 100s of neighborhood children put on a brave face, entered wide-eyed and left screaming. A super fun day at Mercy!
We celebrated Mother’s Day in glorious ways this week, starting on Friday morning when monks from Wat Saphan, our local slum temple, led us in prayer in Mercy Centre. Later that morning, all 2,700 students throughout our 23 Mercy Kindergartens took crayons to hand to draw beautiful Mother’s Day cards, filled with hearts, sparkles, and words of love for their own moms. And our own Mercy kids made extra cards for all their house moms. It was a lovely day! Moms are what make our slums loving, caring, beautiful, and strong.
What a fantastic afternoon! The day before a friendly match between the Thai National Team and FC Barcelona, their representatives and coaches visited Mercy Centre for a very high-spirited practice with our Mercy boys. They taught our boys a few lessons and coached them through a practice match. In addition to teaching and practicing with our children, the FC Barcelona and Thai National team, through their foundations, also gave our boys gifts of football equipment plus (a super treat!) complimentary tickets to their friendly match. Plus Plus, lunch for our kindergarten children, clowns and balloons included! Please visit our photo gallery here.
Please join us as family on September 21, 3:30pm, at St Joseph Convent School’s Trinity Hall, where the world-acclaimed pianist Marina Baranova will perform music to move, soothe, and uplift the spirit, all in the name of Mercy.
All proceeds will be given to our Mercy Centre in our efforts to protect, educate, and nurture Bangkok’s poorest and most vulnerable children. We have never turned away a child in need, and with kind friends and family, we never will.
You can purchase tickets on line at www.thaiticketmajor.com or call 02 262-3456.
We owe everything in our world of Mercy to our family and friends. You make our Mercy Centre more beautiful, more welcoming, and more joyful.
Naturally we want to share our most important experiences and events with you, and we hope to see you at the concert.
Thank you so much for all the ways that you support our efforts. Every kind word, every warm gesture…everything you do on our behalf is a life-changing gift for Thailand’s poorest children.
Last Friday our Mercy family children, house moms, house dads, kindergarten students, street kid students, teachers, social workers and many friends, strolled, danced and sang our way to Wat Saphan, our local slum temple, where we made merit in observance of Budhhist Lent. Visit our photo gallery here.