Orphanage director Karen Sanchez organized the May 22 trip with support of hotel owners Gerrit and Anselma Niehaus, who welcomed the children with gifts upon arrival.
(From left) Orphanage Director Karen Sanchez with Thai Garden Resort Manager Danilo Becker and General Manager Rene Pisters.
It didn’t take long for the kids to spot the Thai Garden’s huge swimming pool, however, and they were splashing around in no time.
The children also had their pick of the menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner and their broad smiles showed how much they enjoyed the delicacies on offer.
Acting like grownups, the children enjoy the pool restaurant.
The resort weekend was also great for the guardians, who got a pampered weekend away from the orphanage.
The Abundant Life crew showed their appreciation for the weekend on Sunday, giving General Manager Rene Pisters and Manager Danilo Becker gifts. Smiles were mixed with tears as the kids had to leave their Pattaya paradise, but Thai Garden Resort officials assured them they’d be back next year.
Before departing there had to be a group picture taken.