Missionary: Lhen Lhen Mortela
Location: Pattaya, Thailand
Bio: Lhen Lhen serves as the International Director of Mercy Pattaya, a social justice ministry located in one of Thailand’s bustling tourist cities. Pattaya has become one of the human trafficking capitals of the world, the result of which is a large population of destitute, forgotten people. Mercy’s services include a weekly slum outreach, a scholarship program for needy students, care for street children, and community programs. Born and raised in the Philippines, Lhen Lhen is serving as a cross-cultural missionary in Thailand.
Interesting Fact: One of Lhen Lhen’s colleagues described her as having, “the heart of a lion and the humility of a lamb.”
Ministry Hallmark: Voice for the poorest of the poor in Pattaya, Thailand.
Serving Since: 2002