WHAT DOES “SAMARITAN CREATIONS” MEAN?
Samaritan – A people from Biblical history that were outcast and looked down upon by the culture surrounding them.
Creations – Bringing something new and beautiful into existence where there was nothing like it before.
Just as the Samaritan people from Jesus’ time were looked down upon by the culture around them, the bar girls and women that we minister too are looked down upon by Thai society in general, and even many in the church. No matter what society may tell them, we see our redeemed “Samaritan” women as having infinite worth in the sight of God.
The women we work with create beautiful products, supporting a new way of life and bringing beauty to others. At the same time, they are growing and learning what it means to be “new creations” from the inside out – reflecting God’s glory as they discover a new identity and purpose for their lives.
About the ministry
Samaritan Creations was founded by Mike & Kay Killar with Kong & Sook Phomphuong in May 2010. Kay, once a Buddhist before coming to Christ, first visited the infamous Patpong red-light district on a ministry trip with a friend. It was during this time that the Lord broke her heart for girls all over Bangkok who were trapped in a horrifying situation and in desperate need for the Lord. Together with her husband, Mike, they decided to begin development of a ministry to give these women a way out of the trap that they were in. Now they help operate the Samaritan Creations ministry, helping many women discover an alternative to life in the sex trade and about a loving God that wants them to be healed and free.
The ministry is primarily funded through the selling of products made by its members. Currently, we produce and sell jewelry, leather, and textile products through home parties, churches, special events, and Women at Risk International outlets. All proceeds from the sales benefit the members of Samaritan Creations.Learn how you can donate to support Samaritan Creations