Thai Podcast. Updated periodically, each podcast is a spirit filled, life changing message for all. Subscribe to the podcast to insure you don’t miss a single episode. Pastor Lao is Senior Pastor of New Hope International church. Ps. Varun graduated number one in his class from King Chulalongkorn Royal University's Medical school in Bangkok, Thailand. After practicing as a neurosurgeon and pastoring at a church in Central Thailand for 3 years, he came to the United States in 1988 to study at the University of Washington's School of Medicine where he became chief resident. At the same time, he felt called and compelled by God and encouraged to start a church in Seattle with only a few new converts. In the midst of beginning his medical practice in a new and foreign land, Pastor Varun stepped out in faith to start the church in the basement of his North Seattle home.