Classes are in Session!

sewing schoo; in Myanmar
Our new sewing school for our older orphans in Kalaymyo, Myanmar. Those are all treadle sewing machines provided by Orphan’s Tear. The building where classes are being held was also built with funds from Orphan’s Tear.

Dear Friends,

As always, I’ve got good news to share with you. Even before anyone has received their $600 rebate checks from our generous government, some folks have already been responding to my appeal for the newly-created Education Fund. Praise God!

Our sewing and English schools in Myanmar are now in full progress. And we’ve just sent funds to purchase desks and chairs for the English school and some tables for the sewing school. In just a few days we’ll be sending funds to both Myanmar and Pakistan for the purchase of computers to establish computer training centers for our older orphans in those countries.

This is just the beginning. We have hopes to do much more so that our orphans are well-prepared to succeed in their adult lives. Thanks so much to everyone who has helped and to everyone who is yet to help. Some of you should receive your tax rebates within a few weeks! Please lay it up in heaven!

English School in Myanmar
English class in session. The children used church pews as desks initially. Now they have desks and chairs.

The Orphan’s Tear Construction Company

Orphanage under construction
El Shaddai Orphanage, near completion

When Orphan’s Tear began three and half years ago, we never dreamed that we would be building scores of new orphanage dorms, kitchens and toilets. But I just counted today, and we currently have twelve orphanage dorms under construction in three nations. More are on the drawing board. Plus we’re currently building a few toilets. These are all being constructed with funds given to the Orphan’s Tear Special Gifts Fund and the Dorms for Orphanages Fund. It is nothing short of miraculous how these funds have been supplied. Thanks to everyone who has ever helped with either of these funds.

In any case, if your child lives at any of the following orphanages in Myanmar, Tanzania or Pakistan, he or she is going to have a much better place to live within the next six months: (1) Bethel Children’s Home, (2) El Shaddai Orphanage, (3) Life Orphanage, (4) Canaan Orphanage, (5) Christ’s Home for the Needy, (6) Shalom Children’s Home, (7) Jehovah Jireh Children’s Home, (8) Mercy Children’s Home, (9) Life Concern Children’s Home, (10) Rapha Orphanage, (11) Mission to Homeless Children (in Tanzania), and Christ’s Family Orphanage (in Pakistan).

If your child’s orphanage is not listed there, there is a good chance we’ve already built a new dorm for the orphanage where he or she lives. If not, we will be!

These buildings cost anywhere from $15,000 to $100,000, depending on the number of children in each orphanage. Land to build on usually costs around $5,000 to $10,000.

We’re Getting Ready to Take You to Myanmar!

This Fall, we’re taking two teams to Myanmar to visit and minister at our thirty orphanages there. The dates are November 8-21, and November 28 – December 12. You’ll have the chance to meet the child you sponsor, as well as serve hundreds of children in many orphanages each day. Everyone who has come with us in the past didn’t want to come home! It is indeed a life-changing trip, especially if you have never spent time in a nation where 90% of the people live on less than two dollars a day.

If you are interested in learning more details, send an email to us. We are already buying air tickets, and we give first priority to Orphan’s Tear sponsors. So if you are interested in joining us this year, let us know as soon as possible.

The New Orphan’s Tear Blog

precious sri lankan orphan
Anitanshi Thevakumar lives at Jaffna Orphanage in Sri Lanka

We receive frequent news and photos from our orphanage directors that we can never fit into our monthly newsletter. If you are interested in learning more of what is happening at the orphanages that we help in seven nations, log on to We recently received photos of some amazing animals that were crafted by the children at New Heritage Children’s Home, and you can see the photos on our blog. You can also subscribe to the RSS feed so that any new blog entries are immediately sent to you.

Got Friends?

We have over 300 children waiting for sponsorship at Sponsors are our greatest need. If you forward this update to your friends, it could result in another child experiencing Jesus’ love through one of His family. Thanks so much.

Thanks so much to all the sponsors for your faithful support! And thanks to everyone who has recently contributed to the other special funds that help our precious orphans.

For the Children,


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