BAAN ITSARA family home


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. 

Freedom Family Home

Where It All Began

"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)

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Meet the Kids

Our ministries & daily activities

Current Projects

How to support us


As of August 2017 our oldest boy (aged 15) has been granted a scholarship and accepted into a Polytechnic Collage to specialise in I.T. He will start there in June of 2018. Not bad for a boy who was a stateless "street-kid" when we first met him almost ten years ago. He still lacks full Thai I.D. but we are working on it. Well done!

Who We Are


Latest News!

Website Updated 02/09/17. .

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. 


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

'Bringing Freedom to the Captives'

   Rescue, Restore, Rehabilitate 

​           SOUTH EAST ASIA