GROWTH AND BIG CHANGES HAVE BEEN THE THEME THIS SUMMER
Friends, we apologize that we have not shared an update with you since we returned to Thailand at the beginning of June, over the next weeks as we share with you some of the challenges and amazing things that have been happening, you’ll see what’s been keeping us so busy since we got back.
Today we want to share with you the Biggest Change of the Summer, actually the biggest change of the year. Those of you who regularly follow us know the heart of our ministry is mentoring, educating, and parenting Hill Tribe youth that otherwise fall through the cracks back into the cycle of extreme poverty and human trafficking. We believe that family care, loving relationships, a safe environment and access to educational opportunities are the keys to a successful future for our sweet daughters who without such care, would otherwise be left to just “survive” somehow. As many of you know the girls who have been a part of our family for a few years now are thriving and excited about the FUTURE.
In July we were contacted by another British Columbia based Canadian Charity, that had been working with a Thai Foundation operating a Children’s Home in Northern Thailand, sadly the Children’s Home was shut down and of course, there was a need to find homes for some of the youth who had been housed there. As many of you know we operate LifeLine Family Care and Mentoring centre as a family home and our style of care is quite different than that of a traditional Children’s Home in Thailand. Our key focus is one on one relationships, parent to children with every child in our care, this is why we’ve had to limit the number of girls living in our home with us at any one time. We’ve adopted five girls over the last few years into our home, three who still live with us. So THE BIG NEWS IS****We have three lovely new daughters in our care as of July and we want to introduce them to you, this is a BIG CHANGE as now we have six daughters living with us, the maximum we can have living with us at one time according to the size of our house and to Thai Law, as we are not a Children’s Home.*** The timing of this coincided with many other challenges and the decision was not easy as World Wide Life Humanitarian Partnership does not have the resources to provide full, long term care for these girls but that’s where faith comes in. So it was not easy, but it was simple, our call is to help at-risk girls so we answered an emergency call to do just that. Just as we had faith to walk in this vision from the start, we have faith now that the resources we don’t see will come. We are excited to introduce you to Olivia 15, Mercy 13 and Grace 12. Based on the information available to us, we know one of these girls was sold into trafficking as a baby and her mother committed suicide, another was abandoned by her mother as a baby, left with drug addict grandparents, while another is from Burma and abandoned by her drug addict mother, they were placed in a Children’s home as they had no family at all or in one case no relative physically or financially capable of caring for her. Each of these girls has amazing potential and they have already overcome more than many kids will ever face. Please share our posts and spread the word to others about how they can make a difference, so these girls can dream about the future too.
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