Pie throws raise money

Tabor College students raised $1,500 to provide a water well and other improvements for a ministry in Thailand, and they did it by throwing pies at faculty and staff members.

For every dollar students donated, they could throw a whipped cream pie at a professor or staff member.

Missionary Naomi Phillips will take the funds to her family’s ministry in Thailand. In addition to providing a hand-dug water well, the funds will provide a fish pond to teach farmers aquaculture.

The Phillips family ministry started in 1990. They work with Thai and Lao village leaders of tribal groups to provide general education, leadership training, and training for agricultural careers and women leaving the sex trade.

“The tribal people live out in the mountains,” Phillips said. “We bring them down into the home so they can have a good education with proper food, also with the hope of evangelizing them.”

Phillips came to Hillsboro five years ago when two of the five children in the family wanted to attend Tabor College. They are now returning to the ministry after completing college.

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