Visionary & Advisor, Assistant Director
Dan first visited Thailand in October 2008, when his friend Glenn Kelly invited him to visit orphan homes in both Cambodia and Thailand. This experience changed his life forever and he was moved by how the orphan children he met on this trip showered him with love and compassion. Since then his life has become devoted to helping these children.
Dan was raised Jewish, however this trip led him to become more interested in Christianity and from that day forward he took part in Bible studies with Karl (a Jewish evangelist) via Skype. When he returned to Thailand, he was baptized by Pastor Mike and the baptism was witnessed by five orphans, which was very special!
Doug & Lori Schinkel
Dental Care, Interpreters, English & Music Teachers
Doug and Lori have been visiting Thailand to help Tutu for over 10 years. Taking an annual leave from their careers, they dedicated three months a year to provide dental care to children’s homes operated by Asia’s Hope – a network of over 12 children’s homes in Thailand. While Lori cleaned teeth and assessed the children’s dental needs, Doug was busy learning Thai so he could better minister to these homes and their house-parents and children. Doug regularly organizes impromptu soccer and hockey games for the kids and he and Lori continue to work with Canadian churches to collect school supplies, cots, bedding, medicine and, of course, sports equipment to bring to Thailand during their annual visits.
In 2016, they decided to become actively involved to the Hope Thailand ministry, working closely with Tutu and Dean to enhance and expand the ministry to displaced children and refugees.