Monday, September 30, 2013


This morning was a rough morning for my Daughter Anna.  She woke up in a foul mood and would not get out of her funk.  She wouldn't answer when asked what she wanted for breakfast.  She definitely didn't want to go to school and was crying almost constantly.  She kept saying how she hated school and just wanted to go home (Thailand).  I tried to console her and was also trying to get her out the door to school because she was running late.  I reassured her that it is only temporary and that we would be back home before we knew it.  She just looked at me with tear filled eyes and said "Dad, I just want to go home"  I felt like I was going to start break down crying as well.  I knew exactly how she felt because I was feeling the same thing.  She missed her cats, her friends and everything that reminds her of Thailand.  Anna has spent more of her life in Thailand than she has in the States.

It is difficult living out of a bag for 6 months and always on the go.  Our whole lives are back in Thailand and homesickness sometimes rears its head and makes us stop and reflect.  The pace of life in the States is fast paced and hectic and doesn't leave much time for yourself.  I am really homesick for the group of guys that I meet every Friday in Chiang Mai.  It is a time for being with a group of guys that are going through similar struggles and challenges.  I miss the staff at the AIDS ministry and the boys and staff  at Urban Light.  I just miss being home!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Presentation Video

Faucett family video from Brett Faucett on Vimeo.

Shelly and I are helping boys walk away from a life of abuse and sexual exploitation in the red light district.  Hear about issues with HIV/AIDS education and abandoned Children with Special Needs and how you can get involved and create awareness.  Our presentation video shows what we are doing  in Chiang Mai, Thailand.  Please share and support our passion for helping those living on the margins of society.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Home assignment

Home Again

Sunshine and surfing!  We wanted to let everyone know that we are on home assignment and back in California.  Acacia and Anna have already spent a week at surf camp and are loving the beach.

We look forward to reconnecting with friends, family and churches.
We have already been able to spend some fantastic time with family and have enjoyed seeing everyone.  It is amazing how quickly the nieces and nephews have grown up and it is really making me feel old.

We know there are a lot of friends, supporters and churches that we would love to see and we will be scheduling our time to see all of you.

If you'd like to reconnect with us we'd love to meet you for a coffee and catch up.  If you'd like to schedule a presentation to hear more about our ministry we are happy to meet with your church, small group or "dinner for 8."  Looking forward to seeing you all soon!

Brett: 714-884-6970
Shelly: 714-227-0884

Our mailing address is:
Brett and Shelly Faucett
9472 Mokihana Drive
Huntington Beach, Ca.  92646

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