Jon and Elise Fletcher
Klong Toey, Bangkok, Thailand
As a family, the Fletchers have been exploring the call to stand with the poor that they see modelled beautifully in Jesus. Over the past year they have discerned a specific call to relocate and be signs of hope in an urban community. By the end of 2014, Jon, Elise, Elliot and Samuel will be moving into a neighbourhood that forms part of Klong Toey slum in Bangkok. Their desire is to share everyday life with those who have little choice over where they live; to affirm the good things while working closely with others to see transformation come. The Fletchers believe that lasting change comes through knowing the struggles faced by those on the edges and that it usually starts small! They love to see God’s Kingdom taking root in dark places.
Jon and Elise are especially motivated by their belief in the God-given worth of each individual. Klong Toey is a place defined by fear where crime, illness, and overcrowding stop thousands of people from living the full life God has for them. As a doctor, Jon is passionate about improving the health of the whole person and sees that those in most need of healthcare are often the least able to access it. He is excited to see how God may use his medical skills to serve people in their new neighbourhood. Elise brings her background in children’s work and is committed to helping the weakest be heard. The Fletchers are super thankful for the prayers and financial support of loving friends at home in the UK.
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