Our team is 66% Thai
- the Farang (Thai for pale foreigners
) of the team almost blend in with the scenery. It is a privilege to know these people and their stories, to live with them and minister side-by-side to the Thais and other peoples in Southeast Asia.
Rolf is married to Trujit and is the happiest Swiss that you can find in Thailand. After he finished his training as a mechanic, he worked in Switzerland for a few years. In 1991, he went to the REVIVAL SCHOOL
of FCJG Lüdenscheid. After 2.5 years, which included an internship in the drug rehabilitation center House Wiedenhof, Rolf left Germany in 1993 and went to Thailand as a missionary. He was a part of the pioneer team of HELP Thailand which includes the drug rehabilitation center
. In 2008, he took over the leadership of the drug rehab and at the same time became senior leadership of HELP International Thailand together with his wife Trujit. Rolf is the only foreigner among a team of Thais and turned over the leadership of the drug rehab to Ping in 2016. Since then, he and Trujit are leading the aftercare center, opened the House of Friends
and are also working on expanding the areas of training, ministries among the homeless, evangelism, etc.
Trujit studied biology and chemistry and went into full-time ministry immediately after her studies. She was with Youth for Christ
for many years before she joined the HELP team in Thailand in 2003. She did a great job in administration ... and then she married Rolf. She is a very gifted and anointed translator in conferences and huge events and translates Christian literature into the Thai language. Besides all that, she ministers to the body of Christ throughout Thailand through her preaching and teaching ministry.
Somphong Kitikhunpisan (Ping)
Ping came to the drug rehab at the age of 20 after being addicted to heroin for 5 years. After he finished his therapy, he helped out in the rehab for a while before moving on to work at a regular job. Though he was no longer living with the community, he often came for a visit. In 2002, Ping got married to Jane and soon after that, they joined our team as staff members in the drug rehabilitation ministry - what a gain for us! Today, Ping and Jane have three children and have taken over the leadership of the rehab in 2016.
Jannapa Kitikhunpisan (Jane)
Jane originally comes from the South of Thailand. She moved to Bangkok for her studies (media communication), connected to a church there and had a personal encounter with Jesus. After finishing her degree, Jane worked for a while to gain some experience in her profession and then joined our staff together with Ping in 2002. In 2016, she and Ping took over the leadership of the rehab; as a mother of 3 kids, she is a great enrichment to The Shelter
Amnuay Singudom (Nat)
Nat came to The Shelter
in 2014 because of his severe alcohol addiction. Already during his aftercare, he was a practical helper in the rehab. God encountered Nat very deeply and personally during these two years as He did his awesome work of restoration in Nat’s life. Reading and studying the bible is his passion. Soon after finishing his therapy and aftercare, it was his desire to invest full-time into God's kingdom. He has been on staff in the rehab center since 2016, supervising the kitchen and everything connected to it.
Sayumporn Komatsrithong (Amber)
In the South of Thailand at the Andaman Sea Amber (thail. Muu) was running a small laundry-service. That changed when she came to the REVIVAL SCHOOL to Bangkok because her heart was actually beating for children and the poor and needy. When she got to know HELP International Thailand Amber was touched by the ministry because they took care of people nobody was interested in anymore. After a testing-period of six months she knew she was at the right place. Today Amber is leading our team of weekly outreaches to a nearby slum at the outskirts of Bangkok. Her genuine smile and intestines in people opens many hearts. By that Amber invests into kids and teens to encounter Jesus and become transformed.
Simon grew up within the HELP/FCJG community in Luedenscheid/Germany and studied Social Works and Social Management. After finishing the Revival School on the Move
he came straight from Texas to Bangkok in October 2017 to join the team of the House of Friends. The nations were moving him since a longer time: Short-term outreaches to other nations and cultures, even when eleven years young and also with teenager-teams, stirred up a hunger to take the gospel to nations. Today Simon is responsible for the REVIVAL SCHOOL on the Move Thailand, is learning Thai and is preparing to move with a team to Pattaya City
to establish another branch of HELP International Thailand there. Since end of 2018 he and Karin are a happy couple.
Karin Schmid Lucioni
Originally Karin comes from Southern Germany, but since 2008 she is part of our FCJG-community in Luedenscheid. She joined the staff-team of the Wiedenhof drug rehabilitation and later worked as a professional educator for traumatised children nearby Luedenscheid. For several years she was part of the band ‘Petra Feddersen and Friends’ where she played the keyboard. After eleven years Karin was drawn to the nations. She is part of the team of the Revival School on the Move
in Pattaya and her desire for those students sounds like this: „To invest into young people, to assist them to hear and receive their very own calling from God for their lives and to release them into it - that is my passion!“
Sarayut Detsorn (Game)
Game comes from Surin, about 400 kilometres east from Bangkok and is 34 years old. His mother abandoned the family when he was two years young and seven years later his father, who was an alcoholic, died in an accident. Games aunt took him in, but soon he would go the wrong path. Instead of going to school he went to the bars and clubs to make music or for deejaying. But alcohol and drugs destroyed him more and more. Game came to The Shelter
and for the first time he encountered Jesus very personally. Game became free from addictions and received a new life. „Today I know that God will use my experiences with Him to encourage other addicted people to get help. I am very thankful toward God since He has a great plan for my life.“