Get Involved


If you can write in Thai and you would like to become a pen pal to somebody in prison, please contact our facilitator in Thailand  at  Words of Hope facilitator.


Ongoing prayer for the men and women behind bars are essential. They endure much hardship. Pray for:

  • The prisoners in Thai jails, that God would soften their hearts so that they will be receptive to the truth and God’s love for them.
  • For physical wellness and strength to persevere the hardship.
  • Strengthened faith and hope for a future as well as protection against temptation.
  • For the Thai team who minister to all the inmates in Isaan.
  • The families of all the prisoners.
  • The prison authorities for grace in handling the prisoners.
  • All the Words of Hope volunteers who write to prisoners, for them to remain faithful in bringing encouragement and speak words of truth into the lives of those behind bars.
  • Those who have been released, for perseverance and protection on the outside.


Access to funds allows prisoners to purchase basic amenities from the local prison store. The benefits of having access to some sort of financial aid extend well beyond the obvious. We encourage the principle of equal giving and distribution amongst the brothers and sisters behind bars. The more we have to bless them with, the more the individuals receive. During the monthly visits to the prisons, the Thai team prepare care parcels for the inmates which are distributed during their inside visit. These care parcels consist of basic toiletries which the inmates are forced to buy from the prison shops at inflated prices. 

We also occasionally require finances for projects such as t-shirts for the inmates or guitars for the worship teams. Please look out for these on the website as they arise. A hand of hope goes a long way in making a difference to their lives inside prison. To make a donation please follow the link under give a hand of hope


There are limited places available for people to join us on our annual mission trips to Thailand. This usually takes place early in the year February/March from Brisbane, for 10-14 days and are fully self-funded. This is a moving experience. For more information and to register your interest, please contact us on our e-mail address. 


Social media connects us. We have a presence on FB, Instagram and have a newsletter. Contact us. We also welcome snippets from your letters. E-mail them to us.

Why get involved?

Listen to what the founder of Hope Behind Bars, Ellen Broerse has to say.