"Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captive rescued from the fierce?"  But this is what the Lord says: "Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save." (Isaiah 49:24-25, NIV)

Baan Itsara Family Home 2 is running well, and we are very happy with our live-in helper and five girls. We hope, in future, to purchase adjacent land so we can move them to be closer to us. 

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Where It All Began

'Bringing Freedom to the Captives'

   Rescue, Restore, Rehabilitate 

​           SOUTH EAST ASIA

BAAN ITSARA family home


Who We Are


Freedom Family Home

Website Updated 05/08/19. 

Baan Itsara is a Christ-centred family home in Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand, for  at-risk hill-tribe children.  These children will remain under our care until they are mature enough and able to financially support themselves. 

Look Inside to:

Meet the Kids

Our ministries & daily activities

Current Projects

How to support us

2019 has been a real breakthrough year as regards our efforts to obtain Thai I.D. for our four oldest children. We hope to have real progress by the end of the year for some if not all of these great kids. 

We first arrived in Thailand in July 2005.   Between June and August of 2007 we returned to New Zealand to share our new vision to reach, rescue and restore at-risk and exploited children. 


During March to May 2019 Angela was blessed to be able to take two of our girls (one from Baan Itsara and one from Baan Itsara 2 Home) to New Zealand to meet family, friends and supporters. They had an absolutely fantastic time. 


See our 'Join Us' page to take advantage of a promotional book series that supports the work we are doing here.