Warm greetings to you from Myanmar on behalf of Garden Home and other our fellow co-workers. God is so good even though we are passing through many tragedies in our country.
These are more challenging times than ever in caring for orphans internationally. We thank God for all the children we are helping through Orphan's Hope supporters. Here are some highlights from recent weeks....
My name is Joshua, and my wife is Elie! We moved to northern Shan state of Myanmar in 2005. My wife is a schoolteacher and I had been working as a forester. We started our ministry to orphans in 2011 with 20 children whose parents had been killed in the civil war in our region. Two years ago, the number orphans started increasing every month.
Orphanages in Myanmar are without food and are calling for help. Due to civil war things are extremely difficult.
Orphan's Hope is working hard to feed, cloth, educate, and provide caring homes for orphans who have no one else to help them. The reality is that they need us.
Proverbs 22:9 - The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor
Please join us in caring for these children.
We are helping an orphanage in Pakistan that has 25 orphans with no one else to care for them. We have just finished a great project putting in a fresh water well to bless this extremely poor orphanage and provide water for the whole village. They had to go 9 kilometers round trip by foot daily to get water. We have also been able to meet their needs for food, clothes, blankets, and roof repair. They had one toilet with no roof which has now been rebuilt with boys and girls bathrooms and showers with fresh water from the new well.
Dear Friends, I can't say a lot here but I know many of you have heard the reports of the military coup in Myanmar. The situation is very bad and fellow believers at asking for everyone’s prayers for the country. We have many orphanages calling for help as they are struggling for food for the children, between the coup and pandemic. Rice and other food prices have doubled, markets and businesses are closed for the most part, hundreds of thousands of people have been taking to the streets in peaceful protests, thousands of criminals have been released, and communications lines have been cut.
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Translation of Oleg’s video message
“My name is Oleg. I was 6 years old when I was removed from my family and placed in an orphanage. I lived at the orphanage for the rest of my school-aged years; I have never had a family. But after graduation from the orphanage school, I went to US for a period. I became acquainted with a family, and they invited me to live with them for a year. This family experience had a big impact on my life. I became more open towards people. When a child is in an orphanage, he is so withdrawn. But with the family in America I became more open, friendly, and social...
At our Garden Home orphanage we have had a vision from the beginning to have an abundance of fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Today it is beautiful place with so many varieties of fruit trees and great nutrition from the gardens for the children in our care.