Missionary Profile: Alise and Mark Juanes

Alise and Mark Juanes and their children, Sydney, Gavin, and Kolin are in missionary service in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

The couple work through longtime IM partners Integrated Ministries for the Ethnic Minorities Foundation (IMEM) and the Thailand Karen Baptist Convention.  They serve at the House of Love and House of Blessing, both established by IM missionary and Kim Brown more than two decades ago in Chiang Mai, where she continues to serve as director of IMEM.  The Juanes’ ministry focus is on the discipleship and spiritual development of children and staff, administrative responsibilities and community development.

The House of Love is a home for tribal women and children, including women who have been sold into prostitution, AIDS orphans and children removed from their homes by Thailand’s social welfare department because of abuse.  The House of Blessing provides a safe day care for children who live in slums to come during the day.  It prepares children to enter Thai schools and also works to strengthen their families.

Lydia McKee