ABOUT WORLD WIDE LIFE HUMANITARIAN PARTNERSHIP SOCIETY
Statement of Guiding Principles
To enhance living conditions for “at-risk” individuals in under-developed countries, through avenues such as, but not limited to; Education, Vocational Training, Marketplace Ministry, and referrals to Micro Credit programs
Founded by Brian and Karen Shaben
Karen Shaben, President
Brian Shaben, Vice-President
Anna Harrison, Secretary
Shelley Penner, Treasurer
Linda Soles, Director
Pastor Greg Gill
World Wide Life Humanitarian Partnership Society missionaries legally operate in Thailand as Members of Christian Outreach Centre/Haven Foundation Thailand
ABOUT US- KAREN & BRIAN
WHO WE ARE!
We have always had a heart for service and have always believed in giving back to our communities. We have supported and worked with many organizations over the years, both in Canada and abroad. Some of the organizations we have worked with are Bow Valley Victim Services, Rotary Club of Kamloops West, New Life Mission, The Mission for Seaman, and International Humanitarian Hope Society. We have been actively doing hands-on Humanitarian work in South-East Asia since 2008. Our first experience was running a Children’s home at with El Shaddai Children’s Home, in Sri Racha, Thailand. We took over administration of this home for a month working with children whose ages ranged from 4-18 years old. We like to call this experience our “Baptism by Fire” into the Mission field. We encountered some very challenging situations, yet at the same time, discovered the amazing potential of these kids. That was it, we were changed, and it became clear to us, the true call on our lives. In Brian’s words “We were hooked”. We returned to South East Asia regularly over the next several years, and every time, we left a piece of our hearts behind. As much as we love our native Canada, we came to realize that we must follow in body what our hearts already knew. We are meant to serve these amazing young people of Thailand, and do all we can to help them reach that amazing potential that lies within.
In 2015 we founded World Wide Life, and it became an officially incorporated non-profit Society in June of 2015, in accordance with the Society Act of BC. In October of 2015, we left behind our lifestyle and full-time careers to embrace that call on our lives! We arrived on the ground in Thailand on November of 2015, starting out in rural Mae Suai ,Thailand, working with Children’s homes and Boarding Schools. In 2017, we launched LifeLine Youth Development Centre in Chiang Rai Thailand, a foster care and training centre for at -risk youth.
WHAT WE DO!
How we help: our activities help combat human trafficking, we promote our faith, we train and care for marginalized people, we operate a foster home, we coordinate minor repairs as able to improve living conditions, we teach ESL. Who we help: youth at risk of sexual exploitation, poor Children’s Homes and schools lacking resources, marginalized families and individuals living in extreme poverty. Where we help: Northern Thailand, our foster care home, hospitals, villages, schools and churches