Tracy and Russ Pennington came to Thailand in 1992 along with three other missionary families, Sherry and Tim Walter, Samantha and Steve Allen, and Tina and Steve Countryman. They came to Thailand with the sole purpose of planting a church, but since then God has expanded their vision to helping the poor and needy throughout Bangkok.


The Thailand New Life Foundation began when Russ contacted some friends from college who caught the vision of founding a foundation to help these children from the slums of Bangkok to receive the care they needed. Our foundation focuses on their spiritual training, their physical needs and their education. We want to see these children have every opportunity to become productive members of their society and to be leaders in the Kingdom of Thailand.

In March of 2008 the Pennington's were the last of the missionary families to move back to the U.S. from Thailand. Suwit and Ying have taken on the role of overseeing the day to day ministry of Thailand New Life Foundation in Bangkok. The Pennington's continue to serve in seeking God's will for the vision and oversight of this ministry under the direction of the Thailand New Life Board.

Suwit and Ying have expanded their role in Thailand New Life to include teaching on Marriage and Family in various churches in Thailand. Our vision is to help equip them to strengthen marriages in Thailand so that children can grow up in healthy families with the loving support and guidance of Godly parents who have healthy marriages.

Last updated:  January 24, 2013
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