In the remote, mountainous villages of Myanmar, fathers often struggle to provide their children with the basic necessities of clothing, food and education. Such was the case of Pastor Thang Leo. Desperate, he sent his son, Samuel, to an orphanage hundreds of miles away, just so he could be fed and receive an education. A $300 loan from Orphan's Tear, however, changed everything. Using his loan to start a small agricultural project, Pastor Leo now provides for his family—and his son is back home!
Below are just a few of the many testimonies we receive about lives being impacted and transformed by the Orphan’s Tear Ministry of Heaven’s Family.
Through the monthly gifts of sponsors in Texas, Florida, New Jersey and California, Heaven's Family has been supporting the church-planting ministry of Stephen Paing Bu since 2010. We've also provided him with a motorcycle that has enabled him to extend his reach to more unreached villages.
This little boy is enjoying a luxury he’s never experienced before. It’s been hard for the children to sleep each night…very hard. That’s because many have been sleeping on hardwood boards, and the others have had to sleep on old, thin mats. These children, more […]
Providing new clothes at Christmas for the children who live in orphanages—what are for most the only new clothes they receive all year—has been a great tradition at Orphan's Tear for many years now, and Christmas 2014 was no different. Except, perhaps, that this time sponsors didn't receive an appeal beforehand as we've done in the past.
In front (left to right), sisters Hnin Tin Par, Bawi Hlei Par, and Sung Siang Dim, and behind (left to right) their Uncle Nawl Nawl and Aunt Biak Rem Mawi. When the youngest of the three sisters above was just an infant, their father died […]
Pau Biak Muang and Pastor James, director of New Heritage Orphanage in Myanmar. As you may recall from the October Orphan’s Tear update, I told you about an exciting new plan to have sponsored children write letters to their sponsors. I’m now pleased to tell […]