Udon Thani is strategically located near the border of Laos. Since much of our ministry is among the Laotian people, Udon Thani is our gateway between the two countries. The home leader, Ning Ka, is herself a survivor of human trafficking. She was forced to work at a very young age, then sold as a child bride to an American in Washington state. After much suffering, she escaped to Thailand and was mentored by Al Henson. Over time, Al felt Ning was ready to lead a Home of Hope on her own.