Every month we receive newsletters and photos from our orphanages informing us on orphanage life and of what went on in the lives of the children that month. I’ve collected a few of those photos this month (mainly from Myanmar) to share with you so that you can get a taste of what orphanage life is like for hundreds of Orphan’s Tear-sponsored children. New dorms, gardens, Bibles, mosquito nets, desks… none of this would have been possible without you. On behalf of the children, thanks so much! Read and may your life be blessed!
A Glimpse of Orphanage Life…
Eight orphanages in Myanmar came together to have a Vacation Bible School for 118 children during their school break. They sang songs, read Bible stories, played games, and made new friends. Writes the director of Faith Orphanage in Myanmar: “All the children were very happy and enjoy the conference [VBS] very much. They all pray for the second conference to be able to held next year at the same time.”
Elsewhere in the country the children were having fun during their school break, too! The children at Living Hope Orphanage in Myanmar divided into two teams for a game of soccer. According to the director: “This time the white team had won yellow team by 5-9 goals. They were very happy in their sport.” The orphanage kids are so full of life!
Nazareth Children’s Home, another orphanage in Myanmar, was forced by the government to relocate closer to a nearby town. Once they complied, they were told that they needed a separate dormitory for the boys and girls. Gifts to the Dorms for Orphanages Fund enabled us to help them start construction on a separate dorm.
The children of Newborn Babies Orphanage in Myanmar are praying for their own dorm. Right now they are renting a home, so everyday life is crowded.
The children at Lynsi Love Orphanage in Kenya had 13 desks. With one class of 40 and another class of 28 children, the conditions were cramped, to put it mildly! But thanks to gifts to the Education Fund, now they have 21 new desks.
The children of New Eden Orphanage in Myanmar took a trip to a prayer garden, which required a hike up the mountain to pray. The director writes: “The Holy Spirit move upon us and we were fill with the Holy Spirit. During on the mount, especially we remember you all and whosoever supporting our children.” Prayer is a foundational part of orphanage life.
Thanks to some new mosquito nets, the children at Faith Orphanage in Myanmar don’t have to worry about getting bit while they are sleeping. This helps prevent malaria and preserve life, which is a wonderful thing!
The children of Faith Orphanage in Myanmar also attended a crusade during their school break. The director writes: “They all are refreshed up by the word of God. We give them Burmese version New Testament Holy Bible. They are very happy to received. They are very proud of their new Bible.” Spending time in God’s Word of Life is also another vital part of orphanage life.
Thanks to their garden, the children at Goshen Orphanage in Myamar can enjoy their own life-sustaining vegetables for dinner. All the children pitch in to help weed and water their garden. The more vegetables they can grow, the less they have to buy, and their food bill is reduced.
The director of Jordan Orphanage in Myanmar writes: “The girl standing in the photo is Zion Par Mawi, was reciting the scripture Rom 12:9-15 and the boy is Pau Hen Sut too was reciting the same. Both of the two won the first prize each in their competition of Burmese Weslyan Church congregation.”
On Behalf of Each Orphanage in Myanmar and Kenya: Thanks so Much!
As always, thanks to every orphan sponsor, and to everyone who has given to the Orphan’s Tear Special Gifts Fund, the Dorms for Orphanages Fund, the Rice Fields for Orphanages Fund, or the Education Fund! As you can see from the photos, your support really is making a difference in the life of each precious orphan and is greatly improving daily orphanage life.
For the children,