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"Sacred Portion" Works In The Philippines
SACRED PORTION CHILDREN'S OUTREACH IN THE PHILIPPINES
Welcome to the Sacred Portion Children's Outreach! We hope you enjoy your visit. This site is loaded with useful information regarding adoption, financial assistance, and overseas missions. Be sure to check out the latest newsletter and the focus wheel to get an idea of what the Sacred Portion is doing to help children all over the world. If you do feel the desire to offer up your "sacred portion" or would like more information, please feel free to contact us.
"And you… shall rejoice in all the good which the Lord your God has given you and your household. And you… shall say before the Lord your God, I have removed the sacred portion from my house, and have given it to… the orphan according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me… I have listened to the voice of the Lord my God." [Deuteronomy 26:11, 12 & 14]
In the Old Testament God extended His heart and made provision for orphaned and abandoned children through His people. According to His statutes, the Israelites gave out of their resources a special offering for orphans, widows and others in need… those who had no portion or inheritance. Founded on this principle, The Sacred Portion Children's Outreach is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing for the needy children of the world who are without homes and families.
As a child caring ministry we seek to create healthy, secure environments in which children can grow and develop as normally as possible. In addition to providing the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter and medical care, our aim is to see that children also have the opportunity to receive an education to prepare them for the future. When possible, we work to reunite children with their families or to find loving, permanent homes through adoption. Above all, our desire is to give these children hope through hearing about and coming to know the personal, loving God who cares for them.
The Sacred Portion Children's Outreach is an invitation and opportunity for others to become involved and to give their "sacred portion" out of love and obedience. They may choose to do so in a variety of ways by sponsoring a child, donating time, talent or money to a specific project or need, or by simply praying for the children. For some to whom God has given a heart for adoption, it may be embracing a child into their own family. Whatever the level or means of giving, all that is given for children without families is considered sacred and holds a place of honor before the Lord.
The Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach partnered with Asian Hope Missionary Outreach in the construction of an orphanage in the mountainous area of Sampaloc, several hours from Manila. This project in the Philippines is a direct response to the many Filipino children who are living impoverished and in poor health, without the care of a family. At the time that we first made contact with Bob and Barbara Morriss of Asian Hope Missionary Outreach in February 1998, they had been working tirelessly for 9 years to raise the needed funds in their home country of Australia. The buildings were partially finished and Bob and Barbara had been making trips several times a year to advance along the construction as funds became available. Struck by the patience and perseverance of this couple in their 60’s to see their God inspired dream and vision through to completion, we felt compelled to get on board with this project. We envisioned our involvement including fund raising on the U.S. side.
Generous contributions were forthcoming to the Sacred Portion Children’s Outreach, enough to bring the construction of the Rehoboth Children’s Home to completion.
We desired to provide more than financial assistance. During the construction phase of the Rehoboth Children’s Home, we took work teams from our community to the Philippines to assist with the actual construction of the Children’s Homes. These work teams consisted of people ranging in age from 19 to 50+ years from different walks of life and church backgrounds.
The Rehoboth Children’s Homes officially opened and began receiving children in July, 2003. The Home is now fully operational, serving 20 to 24 children from 0 to 6 years old. The children are being cared for in a family atmosphere, receiving love, nurture and individual attention from their caregivers. A full time social worker has been employed who works diligently on the paperwork process to clear for adoption those children who have been abandoned or legally surrendered by their birth parents. To date, seven children from the Rehoboth Children's Home have been placed for adoption, both within the Philippines and internationally.
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MULTIFARIOUS CHARITABLE VENTURES IN VIETNAM
SHELTER FOR STREET CHILDREN
This shelter for street children has helped hundreds of street children build positive futures for themselves. It gives street children a safe home, free meals, basic health care, alternative education, recreational activities and opportunities to learn a job so that they can go back home to integrate with their own families. Volunteers at this project offer valuable support and education to the children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
You will be conducting English classes and offer support to the children whilst being a positive role model for the children. You will become involved in a variety of activities, including teaching English, outdoor activities, arts and crafts activities, games, songs and social education. Volunteers will also be teaching life skills and helping with domestic duties. This charity is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City close to the famous Ben Thanh Market.
MISS DON’S ORPHANAGE
The orphanage was started in 1998 by Ms Don, a Vietnamese woman who initially took care of a couple of street kids. It has since grown and she now houses around 30 kids in a small three story building. Volunteers help with teaching English as well as taking care of and playing with the children. The orphanage is located on the outskirts of Saigon.
SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
This is a school for children with special needs and learning disabilities. The children are aged 3 to 18. The school has about 50 children, both girls and boys. There are many possibilities for volunteers at this school such as taking care of the children, teaching English, classes in drawing/ music, playing games with the children. Also volunteers can teach any special skills or qualifications that could be useful to the children.
Your efforts will have a great impact on the children’s lives as you help contribute to their overall development. This charity is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
FIRST OF JUNE SCHOOL
The First of June is International Children’s Day hence the name of the school. This is a school for poor children and street children. The school provides an academic education as well as teaching professional skills such as sewing, embroidery, craft skills,… There are about 300 students at this school both male and female aged 6 to 15. There is a lot of opportunity for volunteers such as teaching English, teaching computer skills, taking care of the children, playing games with the children etc. This charity is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
The School for the Blind is a private charity which supports blind children, teenagers and adults. The total number of the people this place supports is 55. There are different possibilities for volunteers at this school such as teaching English, presenting your country and culture, games and activities and day trips. This charity is located is located on the outskirts of Saigon.
This is a private charity which provides free meals for poor people and poor patients at some hospitals. They provides about 1,500 free portions of meal for the poor everyday. The volunteers help in the afternoon preparing and delivering meals for the poor. This charity is located in the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
THANH TAM CHARITY
This is a charity providing shelter, food and career support for misfortune pregnant girls who can stay at this place until they give birth to their child. After that, they can continue to stay here if they want for some time. This charity is good for female volunteers, especially those who have medical qualifications to provide some help such as teaching them some primary healthcare education. This charity is located about 20 minutes from the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
SCHOOL FOR DEAF CHILDREN
This school has about 130 deaf students from 3-22 years old. The volunteers can help teaching English, computer skills, drawing or playing with the students. Volunteers can do these activities with the assistance of the teachers there or they can learn some sign language. This charity is located about 15 minutes from the center of Ho Chi Minh City.
SHELTER FOR BLIND CHILDREN
This charity was established 15 years ago and there are more than 20 blind children who live here (boys and girls, aged from 6 to 20). There are a variety of activities for volunteers including teaching English, outdoor activities, arts and crafts activities, games, songs and social education. The staff is very friendly and speaks some English. Located very near downtown Saigon.
ORPHANAGE FOR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
The Orphanage for children with disabilities cares for abandoned children with mental or physical disabilities and helps to educate them to the fullest extend of their capabilities, both physical and intellectual, and to help them, as much as possible, towards independent living. There are about 400 children. Volunteers can talk/play with the children, help the physiotherapists when they do the therapies for the children, feed the children and teach some children to feed themselves, take them on their wheel chairs for a walk in the orphanage’s front garden. The location is about 15 minutes from Ben Thanh market.
This orphanage is belonged to a catholic organization. Established just last year, this shelter provide accommodation, food and education for about 40 orphaned children (14 boys and 26 girls) from 6 to 16 years old. Volunteers can teach English, computer or play with the children there. The orphanage is located located on the outskirts of Saigon.
The orphanage is belonged to a Buddhism organization and was established 17 years ago. The orphanage provides food, shelter, care and education for more than 120 orphaned children from a few days old to 16 years old (some babies were abandoned when they were just a few days old and placed in front of the temples gate and the nuns took them in and took care of them). Volunteers can work there as baby sitters, English/Computer teachers, play with the children or help out at the kitchen. Volunteers can also do meditation or learn about Buddhism. The orphanage is located located on the outskirts of Saigon.
SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
This school provides free full day primary classes for about 57 children with special needs (mentally disabled, deaf,...). Volunteers can teach English/art, play, talk with the children and organize some easy games or activities for the children. The orphanage is located located on the outskirts of Saigon.
SCHOOL FOR THE POOR
This school provides education for children of the poor. Volunteers can teach English/art to the children, play and talk with the children or take them to the park or botanical garden. The orphanage is located located on the outskirts of Saigon.
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HIGH RISK GROUPS TO BE TARGETTED IN SOUTH ASIA'S HIV and AIDS EPIDEMIC
TORONTO, August 14, 2006 — South Asia's HIV and AIDS epidemic can be expected to grow rapidly unless the eight countries in the region, especially India, can saturate high-risk groups such as sex workers and their clients, injecting drug users, and men having sex with men with better HIV prevention measures, according to a new World Bank report launched at the 16th International AIDS Conference in Toronto, Canada.
According to the new report—AIDS in South Asia: Understanding and Responding to a Heterogeneous Epidemic—more than 5.5 million people are infected with HIV in South Asia, with the epidemic increasingly driven by the region's flourishing sex industry and injecting drug use.
Contributing regional risk factors include widespread stigma and discrimination, poverty and inequality, illiteracy, the low social status of women, trafficking of women into commercial sex, porous borders, widespread migration, high levels of mobility, cultural restrictions on discussing sex, high rates of sexually transmitted infections, and limited condom use.
The report says halting the spread of the epidemic will depend on a two-pronged approach: first, establishing effective prevention programs for groups at increased risk of HIV infection such as sex workers and their clients, injection drug users, and men who have sex with men; and, second, resolving the social and economic drivers of the epidemic such as poverty, stigma, and sex trafficking of women.
"Reaching and involving people at risk of HIV is the greatest challenge in South Asia because they're frequently marginalized within their own communities because of what they do, and are therefore difficult to involve and reach with conventional prevention measures," says Julian Schweitzer, Director for Human Development in the World Bank's South Asia regional team. "But our experience shows that where governments, civil society, and other partners make a concerted effort to work closely, including these at-risk groups, you can achieve positive results with specially tailored programs that reduce people's HIV risks."
Epidemics differ across South Asia
The first set of AIDS cases appeared in the region during the early 1980s, and by the end of the decade, national health authorities of most countries had received reports of AIDS cases. Despite similar times of HIV introduction, epidemics in the various countries have played out in remarkably different ways.
India could even be considered a continent in itself, with individual states and even smaller geographic pockets with unique epidemic patterns, requiring different HIV responses. Indeed, a major lesson from South Asia and also from Sub-Saharan Africa—a region with approximately half the population of India alone—is the need to understand how HIV transmission patterns can be remarkably different both between and within regions and countries. This lesson has received insufficient emphasis globally.
Focusing mainly on five countries in the region for which there is adequate data—Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka—the new report concludes that countries must tailor their HIV prevention programs to suit their own local conditions rather than rely on generic global or regional approaches which have failed to make a difference in individual countries.
In Nepal, for example, over 30% of the budget of the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control has been spent on prevention, care, and treatment activities for the general population, and only 6% on harm reduction programs for injecting drug users, although injection drug use is a major driver of the HIV epidemic in Nepal.
In India, most NGOs have focused their HIV prevention work on migrant men rather than on the one million sex workers who are considered an extremely vulnerable group for HIV transmission. Moreover, South Asia's most severe epidemic is in parts of India, particularly in a cluster of Southern and Western States, including Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Goa, and Maharashtra where sex work is the critical driver of HIV transmission.
PRIORITIES DIFFER FOR EACH SOUTH ASIAN COUNTRY
In addition to comparing the different factors driving HIV epidemics across the region, the new report also offers a number of policy measures for each of the countries in South Asia, based on a rigorous, evidence-based review of HIV policy and programming in the region.
The future size of India's HIV epidemic will depend above all on the effectiveness of prevention programs for sex workers and clients, MSM (men having sex with men), and their sexual partners, together with injecting drug users and their sexual partners, the latter particularly in northeastern India. Throughout the country, tackling stigma and discrimination towards vulnerable and often marginalized people engaging in high risk behaviors, and those living with HIV, remains vital. In certain high-prevalence states, districts, and blocks/tahsils/talukas, tailoring strategies to tackle the increasing numbers in rural areas is also a priority. HIV prevention and treatment have potential reciprocal benefits: HIV prevention makes treatment more affordable, and treatment creates important opportunities for enhanced HIV prevention.
The future size of Nepal's HIV epidemic will depend above all on the scope, coverage and effectiveness of programs for sex workers and clients, as well as IDUs and their sexual partners. Cross-border migration, especially involving women migrating (or trafficked) into sex work, particularly to Mumbai, increases HIV transmission. The national response should also address the further risk of sex between men. Nepal's continuing internal civil strife poses a formidable challenge, but also increases the importance of NGOs and community-based organizations (CBOs) working in this area. Tackling stigma and discrimination are a priority, as elsewhere in the region, and efforts to reduce trafficking are critically important.
PAKISTAN and BANGLADESH:
The current HIV epidemics in both countries occur mainly within networks of injecting drug users with evidence of the epidemic increasingly spreading among men having sex with men and hijras (transgendered men). Effective prevention programs among these communities may avert a wider epidemic. The potential spread of HIV from injecting drug users to networks of male and female sex workers will increase the severity of the epidemic and narrow a major window of opportunity for prevention. In Bangladesh, levels of risk are high, with potential for a substantial epidemic if there is significant spread among injecting drug user networks and their sexual partners. HIV infection among sex workers in both countries remains at a low level, and intensive programs for them and their clients, including a major focus on sex workers who inject drugs or whose sexual partners inject drugs, can prevent the epidemics from escalating.
The HIV epidemic remains at a low level, even among groups engaged in high-risk behaviors, in Sri Lanka. Early, effective, affordable programs for sex workers and clients, and men having sex with men and their other sexual partners, together with programs to detect any growth in injection drug use can ensure that HIV remains at very low levels. The country has an opportunity that it must not lose.
The evidence suggests increasing HIV transmission among some clusters of Afghanistan's injecting drug users. Injecting drug users returning from Iran, which has a significant problem of injecting drug use, are at high risk. The country must act urgently to limit HIV infection in this high-risk sub-population.
BUTAN and MALDIVES:
Despite limited data, and for very different reasons, these disparate countries may have low HIV prevalence and relatively small numbers of injecting drug users, sex workers, and clients. Recent observations suggest, however, that injecting drug use may be growing in the Maldives.
Regional cooperation on HIV and AIDS also vital
The report says some of the major challenges in South Asia require regional and cross-border programmatic cooperation. For example, working on HIV prevention with injecting drug users in Afghanistan and Pakistan would benefit from coordination with similar initiatives in Iran and Central Asia.
"Preventing HIV infection among sex workers in Nepal would certainly be more effective if they were coordinated with efforts in India focusing on migration and sex worker trafficking, especially to Mumbai," says Doctor Mariam Claeson, co-author of the new report and the World Bank HIV/AIDS coordinator for the South Asia region. "Another compelling example of why we need greater regional cooperation is the cross-border drug trade and sexual networks between the highest prevalence districts in northeastern India, parts of Bangladesh, and Myanmar, which underscores the role of migration, and clearly calls for countries to work together more closely to prevent HIV from becoming widely established in the region's general population."
The World Bank has supported efforts to fight AIDS in South Asia since the first National AIDS Control Project for India in 1992, and has committed US$380 million to support national programs to date. The main components of these projects include: surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, targeted interventions for vulnerable sub-populations, blood safety, stigma reduction among the general population, and institutional development for a multi-sectoral response.
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ST JOHN'S ORPHANAGE, BATTICALOA, SRI LANKA
Welcome to St. John's Orphanage of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka. We are situated on the east coast of Sri Lanka. For twenty years there was a civil war going on as the Tamil militants are seeking independence from Sri Lanka and the government is opposing this move and discriminating against people of Tamil descent.
In this war there are many people who are killed. There has been "ethnic cleansing" in many areas, also in Batticaloa. Our children have suffered from this situation and many have lost their parents as a result of this.
During our Christmas services in the Eastern Province, we were surprised by a terrible flood, which was the result of a tremor off the coast of Indonesia. Most villages located close to the beach were completely wiped away. Also some of our facilities were severely damaged. One orphanage was completely wiped away. The children were in church and this is one of three buildings that remained standing. Many of the people outside the church died. Among them the wife of the pastor and their baby. In our Grace Care Center in Trincomalee, one of the men had the children get into the bus, and they drove off before the wave hit.
We have now six orphanages. We have many projects, some on the government controlled side and some on the Tamil Tigers controlled side. Rev. Jeyanesan is in charge of them all on both sides. Please pray for him as he is often in life-threatening situations.
It was Easter 1999 when a man by the name of Joseph Vos visited us. Our life has not been the same since, as he took it upon himself to help us. We have been blessed in many ways by what he has done, but he cannot do it alone. He needs your help and that is why this web page came into being. We want to let you know about what is happening. We want to ask you to help us. When we do not have enough money, we cannot take in more children. This is very sad as these children will have to find help in the street, be sold into sex slavery or other work. We also are caring for children of widows and the widows themselves. We have two vocational training centers. There are other projects with which you can help us.
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CHILDREN'S STORIES FROM ST JOHN'S ORPHANAGE
Born 31/08/1993 in Batticaloa. Healthy. Father was sick for a long time. Became mentally disturbed because of poverty. He committed suicide in 1997.
Mother was shot dead during a confrontation between the armed forces and the rebels. Mohanasanthi was brought to the orphanage by a social worker who visits her village. Mohanasanthi is very talkative, mixes freely with the other children and is always cheerful and smiling.
Born 15/02/1991 born in Batticaloa. Health Problems: A bit a weak, nervous at times. Father was sick for a long time. Became mentally disturbed because of poverty. He committed suicide in 1997.
Mother was shot dead during a confrontation between the armed forces and the rebels while returning home after her work. Mohanapriya was brought by a social worker who visits her village. She is quiet, but likes to play with other children.
Birthdate: 14/03/1983 born in Batticaloa. Healthy. She had slight skin allergies, but was treated and now alright. Father was sick for a long time with heart condition and died 1994.
Mother was admitted in a hospital in 1998 after she became seriously ill, possibly from food poisoning, and died after a week. Grandmother brought Tharshini to St John's. She is a bright child, good in studies. She sings well and is in the church's choir. Very active and helpful.
Kum Ru Church Home In Bantemeanchy Province, Cambodia
FAMILY HOMES -- A NEW APPROACH TO ORPHAN CARE IN CAMBODIA
With the orphan population growing in epidemic proportions, there is an enormous, immediate need for orphan care around the world.
Moving away from traditional, institutional, orphanages WARM BLANKETS ORPHAN CARE INTERNATIONAL (WBOCI) offers a fresh, dynamic approach to confront the world orphan crisis, through establishing and supporting church-based Family Homes. Each home has a family atmosphere based on love and compassion that is touched by the word of God. Every home shares a building with the local Christian church. The orphan children live on the top level with the caregivers, while the ground level is where the church and community meet.
Each home has the capacity to house about 40 children. The homes provide beneficial, nurturing, holistic care to parentless infants, children, and adolescents. A healthy, flourishing environment filled with love and songs of worship is found at each Family Home.
We are firstly committed to planting local churches that have a heart to live out the true Gospel, loving God and loving our neighbor. We believe that local churches, led by indigenous pastors together with their congregation, loving orphans is a true testimony of the love of Christ. This unique church/home combination provides an effective means to meeting both the spiritual and physical needs of each orphan as well as addressing the felt needs of the community.
Widows are the principal care-givers in each orphan care facility. In this manner, a child who just lost his or her parents is cared for by someone who knows their pain because they too have experienced loss. We maintain a staff ratio of one care-giver for every five children, so you can be assured that a frightened child will be held and comforted by someone who cares.
Orphans come from various circumstances. Many of them have lost their parents due to sickness and diseases such as AIDS, malaria or other failed health related causes. Many children become orphans because of landmines, war or abandonment. We view these children, whom are left to wander the streets and countryside homeless and hopeless, as God’s most precious.
Get involved with our Whole Home Sponsorship Program!
With your help, the orphans in the family home you are involved in will receive:
Basic Physical Care
* A clean, safe shelter for residence
* Food, water, nutrition and hygiene training
* Health care and medical attention
* A basic elementary education
* Secondary education and vocational training
* Basic computer instruction
Emotional Development and Care
* Moral instruction
* Supervision and discipline
* A structured, family-like environment
* Community life
* Trusting, loving relationships
* Biblical and moral instruction and training
* Pastoral leadership and teaching
* Christian Fellowship
The mission of Warm Blankets Orphan Care International is to restore the lives of orphans in partnership with churches, corporations, organizations and individuals who have a passion to help needy, parentless children. despair to become the future hope of a desperate land.
[Picture shows Say Saov: English Teacher]
* Building awareness of the despair faced by children around the world and the ways in which their needs can be addressed.
* Providing resources that meet sustained spiritual, physical, social and emotional needs of children under our care.
* Sharing the message of the transforming power of Christ's love through words and action to each child.
* Implementing the Biblical principle of caring for widows through involving them in our orphan care homes, when it is possible.
* Partnering with other organizations to maximize efficiency through specialization.
* Fostering development efforts that bring about self-sufficiency of individual homes and the children raised in them.
* Maximizing the giving power of donors and sponsors through partnerships, matching grants and auditing programs.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." - James 1:27
For the last four years, Warm Blankets has been focusing on providing ongoing care to orphans in Cambodia. The tremendous need of the Cambodian people, along with the profound number of orphaned children warrants such attention. Sixty five Church Orphan Homes are now caring for orphans there, but the need is great. Fifty two thousand kids have lost both parents.
"I don't think there is a good outlook for this generation," he [Andrew Morris, head of UNICEF's Cambodian Health Services] said, speaking deliberately. "The hope is for the Cambodians not yet born."
Thus the understanding Englishman was writing off with pained realism hope for a decent life for today's Cambodians, including the youngest, the generation that is his professional concern at UNICEF. What is true for today's children in this grossly misgoverned country surely applies with even greater validity to their elders in a nation of more than ten million, half of whom are under 18 years old.
Since 1970, when it plunged into the Indochina War, which begun with Vietnamese rising against French colonial rule and lasted until the Communist victories in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in 1975, Cambodia has suffered through the worst that this callous century has devised. It struggled through five years of bloody civil conflict with the destructive intervention of bellicose foreign powers, four years of a genocidal revolutionary regime, then liberation through invasion and a decade of military occupation by Vietnam, a hated and feared big neighbor, and throughout these years unceasing internecine warfare on its soil, continuing to this day.
This bitter legacy is bestowed upon the children of the country. Society has broken down in Cambodia and no sense of community remains. The population lives in fear and abject poverty, with hate for the neighbors who betrayed them. Corruption at all levels is rampant and the result is a country with a moral fabric that has all but disintegrated.
Most discouraging is the seemingly endless supply of Cambodian orphans. Decades of warfare have left Cambodia a nation with one of the highest occurrences of death by landmines. In addition, rampant diseases such as AIDS, coupled with the scarcity of health care resources, compounds these problems into leading causes of death: all contributing greatly to the growing orphan population in Cambodia.
If we don't care for the children and build for them a future of hope, no one will. As orphans are introduced to the warmth and love provided by the community and care found in our orphan homes, they will learn to heal their society. There they receive an education and bible training that helps them become productive, upright, and moral members of Cambodian society. The goal of Warm Blankets is to nurture and build into the next generation of Cambodia people so that today's orphans will rise above their history of despair to become the future hope of a desperate land.
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New Life Children's Home, Yangon, Myanmar
Myanmar was formerly known as Burma. Military government has been ruling for more than two decades, A new constitution has been written according to the desire of military government and election has been recently conducted. Myanmar is one of the poorest countries of Asia. The population is 50 million. 90 percent are Buddhist.
The population of Christianity is just 6% mainly from tribal groups. There has been persecution upon Christians. There is no freedom of worship and activities. Construction of church buildings is not allowed and open evangelism is prohibited. Many evangelists and pastors are being charged wrongly and put into prison. Christian centers are restricted and local authorities are taking advantages of them always demanding money from them.
The government does not allow private schools. Our children are sent to the government schools. And our children are suffering various mistreatment from their teachers. Equal privileges and freedom are not given to our Christian children. The influence of Buddhism is very strong even in the public schools. All the children have to pray in Buddhist prayer and have to join their prayer every morning. Some child care centers are being closed down and not allowed to reopen. At present Churches and Christians ministries organizations are under restrictions and threats.
New Life Children' Home
New Life Children Home is bringing unfortunate children from different backgrounds. Children are from different religions and different ethnic groups. And also some are orphans, some from single parents and abandoned child. The Purpose:
1.To provide them warm and loving care
2.To provide them safe and peaceful shelter
3.To give them education and help them to achieve their aim in life.
4.To let them experience the grace of God and help them to grow in Christians faith and Christian character.
5. Help them to be one day leader of the community, the Church and the nation.
We have this plot for our children's home center. The size is 60 x 60 feet. We are praying for the construction to begin soon. We would highly appreciate you for your prayer and your kind offerings. Please look at the followings.
$30 US dollars per month per child. For one month $ 30. For 5 months $ 150. For 10 months $ 300. For one year $ 360
6. Teacher salary $ 50 US dollars per month.
7. We are also in need of facilities. Please help us to improve our facilities.
New Life Children's Home Yangon, Myanmar
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