| Dec 19, 2023
Tamar Team December 2023
Merry Christmas from everyone at Tamar to you all!
It is hard to believe that 2023 is already ending. What a year it has been! I am sure that you have many stories from the last year, and we have them as well. At the end of February, we finally opened our new Building with the Tamar Guesthouse and our renovated Restaurant. We finished a five-month long vocational and life Training for women coming out of the bars of Pattaya in August and had a busy season towards the end of the year. We took in a number of new and mostly very young girls in the second half of this year and are helping them now through counseling and vocational training to overcome some of the issues that they have faced in their life already. It has been a busy and challenging year with many ups and downs, and we are looking forward to our Christmas break that starts today. Many of our women are travelling home to be with their families, especially for New Year but some will also stay behind as going home is not an option for them. We will regroup with a day of reflection on the 4th of January to start 2024 together.
Last week we had a series of Christmas parties, which started with the Soi 6 Christmas Party, and on Monday we enjoyed our big Christmas Outreach and distributed one thousand Christmas gift bags in the bars of Pattaya. It was amazing to see the joy in the eyes of the women that received them, and our team enjoyed bringing some hope in the situation here in Pattaya. Last night we celebrated our internal Christmas Party with nice games, fun, tasty food, and gifts for everyone not only from Tamar but also from the parents of a big international school here in town.
We also want to say a big and heartfelt THANK YOU to you for your support and your help in this last year. You helped us keep going, you helped us to continue to offer housing to women and children in need. You helped us to give out many welcome packs with hygiene articles and bedding to the new women coming and through your help we were able to purchase new mattrasses and make several upgrades to the houses. Right now, we only have two free beds waiting for new women! We could not have done this without you! Thank you for helping us this year!
With this we wish you a peaceful and contemplative Christmas, carefree holidays, good health, and God’s blessings for the year 2024. We are deeply grateful for your help, support, and friendship for us here at Tamar Center!
For the Tamar Family
Packing Christmas Gift Bags
Going out to invite women to vocational Training
Gifts make the people happy!
We gave 1000 Christmas Gift Bags out to women