Word Made Flesh Thailand’s mission is to respond to the poor, marginalized and displaced people of Thailand through holistic educational therapeutic and creative projects to address their mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs.

At first glance Bangkok, Thailand, is a beautiful mixture of ancient and modern traditions, lifestyles and experiences. Hidden behind the buzz of this mega-city are broken and exploited lives. WMF is committed to building relationships with Thai people, to walking hand-in-hand with them in friendship and to loving in Christ. We dream of the day that these relationships move the hearts of the Thai people and inspire them to reach out in love and reconciliation as a protest against the mass exploitation of women, men and children in their city.

Creative Life Foundation

Creative Life Foundation is a project of Word Made Flesh, founded by Thailand team leaders Tim and Amy Hupe. Word Made Flesh Thailand has worked among the migrant, displaced, trafficked and marginalized of Bangkok since 2008. In 2013, Tim and Amy founded the Creative Life Foundation as an innovative and unique response to the issues of poverty and exploitation in Bangkok. CLF’s Community Center offers education, counseling and social business initiatives. We believe that living side by side in relationship is transformative, and healing love will catalyze the natural and organic process of healing and growth. We believe in the potential of each person and trust that, by creating a safe environment, we create space for him or her to discover who they deeply are.

Community Projects

The heart behind Phalangjai is to cultivate relationships with the poor in villages located along the Thai-Burma border. This project focuses on building Thai teams and creating immersion opportunities while also responding to educational, spiritual, and medical needs.

Restore is a small training/business initiative set up as a way to create opportunities for fathers we know who are unemployed but have a desire to work. Restore uses recycled pallet wood to build pieces of furniture for sale. From time to time, Restore hosts workshops teaching basic carpentry skills and tool maintenance for people looking to pick up a trade and find work.

Mina’s Whole Foods started in 2013 with co-founder and manager Mina Thapa selling homemade Thai basil pesto and peanut butter to friends. After entering the local Bangkok farmer’s market circuit, sales exploded. Mina’s Whole Foods now sells at several markets a month and retail outlets and has expanded its line of foods to include cauliflower salad, carrot ginger miso, hummus and, if you’re lucky to get them in time, handmade Nepali momos.


Soul is a therapy program for people in need of healing. Soul utilizes both psycho-dynamic and expressive arts approaches to therapy that can be conducted through home visits, on the streets or in a traditional counseling setting.

Soul supports Creative Life Foundation’s scholarship students and guides curriculum for the education center. In addition, Soul offers expressive arts therapy and counseling services to survivors of war, exploitation and sexual violence.

This project was created as a direct response to the many children we know who beg and sell flowers in Bangkok’s notorious red light districts. Through the use of education, we are interrupting the cycle of poverty that the families of our students are trapped in. Our curriculum and instruction are based on our individual students’ levels and interests and include lots of extracurricular activities such as dance, swimming, and jujitsu.



School with a Side of Fries establishes and deepens relationships with families who beg or sell roses on the street mainly in the notorious red-light district, putting children and women at great risk for sexual exploitation. In valuing relationships, we consistently visit our friends on the streets where they work to offer encouragement and teach reading and writing in Thai, mathematics, and English.

In partnership with generous donors, we offer various educational scholarships to our community. Our scholarship students come from various backgrounds and have different levels of familial support, but each is in need of funding to continue their education and reach their full potential. Our biggest success has been watching entire families transform through the education and financial support their children receive.