Dianne de Vos
Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand
Born in Australia, Dianne has spent much of her life as a physiotherapist working and teaching in community settings where she has always been drawn to families and children struggling on the margins of society, particularly those with disabilities. As her own children became adults, Dianne took the opportunity to study International Health and volunteered with different international organisations. In 2012 while visiting Bangkok, Dianne had a deep sense that God had work for her to do in Thailand and since then she has been visiting Thailand annually, exploring this ‘calling’, learning Thai language and pursuing theological study in preparation for relocating long-term.
Dianne is deeply inspired by the love and compassion of UNOH team members for each other and their neighbours and she considers it a privilege to join the UNOH team in Bangkok as an apprentice in November 2016. Dianne is excited about beginning a new chapter in her life following Jesus and initially expects to spend a great deal of time learning the Thai language and culture and adjusting to her new home.
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