The Obado came to Maesai, Chiang Rai, Thailand in May 2013 to do a Language and Culture Learning program. While in Maesai they have worked with the Shan in the village where they live. After a year they have settled at Kamriang, Maha Sarakham to help in reaching the huge number of Isan People Group under the Isan Joint Venture.
They are mainly focused on Student Ministry and making connections with the immediate community where they live. Eric and Jodee are continuing with their Language learning while Erika (14) and Eric James (7) are currently on Home School program.