DARYL & MARY BARON (USA)
We discovered a place where God was at work to change the lives of all who came in contact—whether Thai or foreigners like us. Soon we became sponsors, and in January 2019, we decided to both visit on a sponsor trip. We had four fantastic days in Krasang and got to know our sponsored students on a personal level. We saw how God is transforming lives and how His love is poured out every day on the grounds of Grace Ministries. We saw:
An air of innocence without the burdens of worldly trappings—their cooperation with each other leaves us in awe—truly children of God!
Responsibility to the group, from cleaning homes and grounds to sharing in meal preparation, everyone has a role—truly a family of God!
Eagerness to learn with eyes wide open, academically, spiritually, and in biblical training—truly the heart of God!
TONY BRADERICK (IRELAND)
There was a point in the worship and celebrations when I felt like an intruder, and I understood that I was given the privilege of experiencing something holy and untouchable, an ongoing living work of God happening before my eyes. I was so very aware that this was the fruit of 20 years of hard work, prayer, fasting, pain, tears, laughter, obedience, self-denial and self-sacrifice. It is wonderful to see the Godly discipline and order promoted by the leadership and to see and experience the joy of the Lord, the peace of God, and the genuine friendship and fellowship here.
ANNE CLAVIN (IRELAND)
The pebble has been thrown into the pond, and tiny waves are slowly extending outward and will reach the destination for which He intended them.
VALDA MURPHY (SWITZERLAND)
In the years to come, many remarkable people could be able to trace their family tree to the faithful and wonderful work of GMFT
JACK STEVENS (USA)
My time at Grace Ministries has simply been life changing. I can really see and feel God working here. Grace Ministries is successful in protecting its children, educating them and offering the love of Christ. Each of these are of immense value in raising up leaders from broken backgrounds and in breaking the cycle of poverty and abuse of precious children. It is incredible to witness a Christian foundation not just surviving but thriving in Thailand and working out its purpose with pure motives. Without God, it would not be possible, but the staff has put their faith and trust in God, and he has graciously provided on every level. Love is poured out to Christ by the staff and this results in lavish love for everyone they serve. They have accepted me into their family and treated me as if I were one of them. To say my visit has been a learning experience would be quite the understatement. I have learned to love and to be loved, and I have seen what my Father can do when I just trust.
Becky Gaslin (USA)
The GM staff is made up of a remarkable group of people whom I am proud to call my friends. God has provided co-founders Charles and Yoke Fong a current staff of 12 Thai nationals who will carry the ministry into the future. These brothers and sisters in Christ walk closely with the Father in selfless, humble, joyful, creative service. Unified in purpose—and just good friends-- these dedicated professionals balance love and discipline, teamwork and individuality, fun and studies for the children and youth in their care, all while displaying a great sense of humor and perspective. Assuring that every child is protected and loved in a family atmosphere where Jesus is honored, they prove a profound truth: showering kids with the love of the Father and respect for who they are and giving them the opportunity to have a good education transforms their lives with hope.