In January 2000, husband and wife team Georgina and Paddy Phelan went to teach at the Redemptorist Fathers’ vocational school for disabled adults in Pattaya, south of Bangkok. At that time, Thailand was the newest area of mission for Scarboro Missions. Other Scarboro missioners joined them at the school in Bangkok, and began working with the Good Shepherd Sisters mission to exploited women. Later the missioners went to the northern cities of Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai to work with children and adults with special needs, and with struggling migrants from neighbouring countries. Another area of ministry was to hill-tribe peoples, through the education of hill-tribe youth and through a microcredit project that helped to improve the life of these indigenous communities.