February 2020 News
February 1, 2020
Dear friends and partners,
We had a very good and eventful January. Our 96 children are loved and well cared for by our staff, and it shows in many ways. They freely engage in the various activities we offer, enjoy the evening meals together, love our games of volleyball and soccer, and are applying themselves to their school and college work. They show very few signs of the anxiety and fear that were their constant companions when they first joined our family.
The selection process for our new intake of children from the most vulnerable backgrounds is well in progress. We have selected fifteen precious children to date. It is always a highlight of our year and will continue until April. What a joy and privilege to be able to offer children who might not have had a grade 9 education and who are vulnerable to exploitation by the cheap labor and the wicked sex industry a safe, loving, nurturing place to live. How we love and appreciate our wonderful sponsors and partners for making it possible!
As you know, we love it when our alumni visit. Kaew, a former alumna and house mother, and friends of ours from Northern Thailand visited us in January. They were times of reminiscing and of giving thanks to our loving God and Father.
The people in Ewe's village treated all of us to lunch recently in gratitude for GM giving many of their children and grandchildren an education over the past twenty years. It was such a joy to see how much progress we have made among this Buddhist-animistic community. We have loved them for years, and they have looked on us with fear and great suspicion in the past. How irresistible and powerful is the love of Jesus Christ! He inspires us in all we do, and we love Him with all our hearts.
The new girls’ home is going up quickly. It will be ready in time for the new school year in May.
How good is the God we adore!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your support and prayers.
Yao & Doi, Ewe & Witoon, Yoke Fong & Charles, and all of us at Grace Ministries