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The Thailand Roundup Challenge

An AA living abroad watches as the Program slowly gains acceptance in another culture

I have been in the program a long time but never had an experience like I had at the Thailand Roundup. I have been to conventions and roundups around the world even though I am from the US. However, I spent the past two years in Cancun, Mexico. I now have been living in Thailand and volunteering at an orphanage for the past year. I like to think of my job as teaching the 12 Steps to the kids.

In Thailand, most people never heard of AA. It's one of the few countries in the world where the word isn't out yet. It reminds me sometimes of the days when Bill W and Dr. Bob sat around the kitchen table thinking "How can we get this thing started?"

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