About us

fullsizeoutput_aeb1We are Jon, Elise, Elliot, Samuel and Bow Fletcher, a family from Shrewsbury in Shropshire where we had put down deep roots over twenty years!  All five of us share a love of Narnia, notebooks, peanut butter, and dogs.  Jon and Elise have been married for 13 years and both graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2006 (where Jon studied Medicine and Elise studied English Literature).

Jon went on to train as a GP and worked for 8 years in the Shrewsbury area. Elise had worked with Youth For Christ and in other youth and childrens’ work roles. We are part of Shrewsbury Baptist Church, a wonderful outward looking community where we have felt loved and nurtured over many years.

As a family, we moved to Bangkok in 2014 as we felt called to stand with the poor in the way we see modelled beautifully in Jesus. Engaging with the facts about wealth inequality had quickly led us to identify with the massive problem of urban poverty. Currently one person in every seven of the world’s population lives in a slum. It is projected that by 2050 this figure could rise to half the world’s population.  While we don’t have all the answers to this problem, we have followed the call to be present with our neighbours in solidarity and care. Bow joined our family through adoption in 2019.

6 thoughts on “About us

  1. Hi Jon & Elise
    Sorry didn’t get to see you before you left, just wishing you every blessing in your new challenge…and wherever you may tread, may God be with you 🙂
    Best wishes
    Jan Sweet

  2. Hi you four,
    We are so thrilled to see you finally move to Thailand. Our prayers will continue being with you. We are fine and may visit the UK in 16. Fare well and God bless you.

    Eunice, Musonga, Sam & Comfort.

  3. Jon, Elise, Eliot and Sam,

    Thinking of you all with your big journey tomorrow. We really hope for the best for you all, and We are am sure Thailand will be a great experience. You are all an inspiration.

    Lots of love

    John, Hannah, Andrew and Jack

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