During the school year, children stay at 

the Lighthouse and study in the local Thai schools. During school breaks, most children stay at the Lighthouse because of their home or family situation, while a few may return to their village and stay with relatives. Those who have no family remain with Terra. There are currently 17 children/young adults with a max capacity of 20 children.

Read our Vision and Values.

About Us

Terra founded the Lighthouse in 2009 and has worked in other children homes in Thailand since 2006. Originally from Southern California, Terra will be in Thailand for the long-term.

Woot has grown up at the Lighthouse and is a part-time assistant caretaker and college student, currently earning a B.A. in English Communications at the International College at Rajabhat University, Chiang Mai. 

Jo is the first graduating student at the Lighthouse. After finishing a 2-year college degree in agriculture, Jo has returned as a full-time caretaker and is learning how to run all areas of a children's home so he can open one of his own some day. 

Sam is the assistant overseer of the Lighthouse and manages the general operations, maintenance, and any construction and renovation projects onsite. He drives the children to school and church, and also handles purchases and trains staff and students.               

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Poom came to the Lighthouse when he was 10 years old. He is a part-time assistant caretaker and graduated from the emmaus bible school and ministry school. Poom also travels to other children homes throughout Thailand as an assistant field director. 


May has been at the Lighthouse since she was in the 5th grade. May has graduated high school and while she attends Mae Jo University, she will be the cook and oversee the girls at the Lighthouse.

How the Lighthouse works

In addition to serving at the Lighthouse, Terra also assists non-profit Christian organizations as an in-country volunteer consultant with project and financial accountability. She serves more than 1,150 children in over 30 children homes and churches in Myanmar, Cambodia, and Thailand.

the Lighthouse Children's Home