We give glory to the Lord for His faithfulness to the ACR orphanage as we step forward by His grace and mercy. We received abundant blessings despite many hindrances and obstacles. God is so kind to us. And we would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude to TFish and all the staff and donors in supporting the Adonai orphans in Myanmar to regularly have nutritious food. May the Lord bless each and every one.
Miracle of Brinjal
On New Years Day, a Buddhist man came to us on a small motorcycle, carrying a sack full of brinjal. First of all, he stopped his motorcycle in front of our orphanage and looked at the sign on our orphanage. Then he started calling out to us.
At first I thought this man was selling brinjal. But then he said, "Sir, can I donate my brinjal to your orphans?"
Then I was surprised and replied, "Of course." I asked him, "Why do you want to donate this brinjal? And where did you get the brinjal from?" I even asked whether he was a Christian or not.
He said, "I am not a Christian, I am a pure Buddhist. I am not a farmer. I am just a merchant man, but I'm willing to donate this brinjal that I purchased from the market." And he said, "I want to continue to donate used clothes to your orphans in the near future." He asked me, "If Buddhist orphans come to you, will you accept them here?"
And I said, "We will accept them, one hundred percent. We do not have religious discrimination or racial discrimination."
He said, "I am very happy for your good works. You are doing good for these orphans. I will tell some of my friends about your organization."
All our orphans enjoyed brinjal curry for the whole week. We thank God for sending even unbelievers to provide for the poor orphans.
Beans and Mustard Leaves Are So Precious
On January 12, 2017, a taxi driver came and gave us a bunch of mustard leaves and beans. They were sent by an older woman named Hniang Par from Hakhalay village. This lady usually provides a very delicious meat at her house every New Year's Day. She has a passion of love for the orphans, as she was moved by the Holy Spirit.
We cooked the beans and mustard leaves together with water, and all eleven orphans enjoyed drinking that soup.
Hmet Lian's Mouth Pain
Hmet Lian is the orphan from Hman Daw village. When we first brought him to our orphanage, his body was already deficient of vitamins. His mouth used to be painful; even his teeth would cause him pain. We consulted with a doctor and have been giving Hemt Lian good medicine. He is a bit better, but not yet totally cured. We taught him how to brush his teeth and keep his mouth clean. The rest of the orphans are good and strong.
We thank God that all 11 of our orphans have gotten saved. They strongly believe that Jesus died for sinners of the world. They have faith in God for everything. They fully concentrate on the things of God, which means they are so enthusiastic to do everything according God's will and for the glory of God.
We are so thankful to two sisters, Mrs. Arem and Mrs. Kap Cung Nu, for giving their time to share the word of God with our orphans on Sunday morning, in the second week of January. They taught them the gospel of salvation of Jesus for humankind. The orphans all responded to the word of God with faith, and the sisters prayed for all the orphans.
They are so excited to have devotions and prayer meetings every morning and evening. I encourage them with Bible stories and some good illustration stories. Sometimes I challenge them with a question or a choice, such as "What kind of person do you want to be when you grow up?" They give a very inspiring response. They can read some Bible verses and sing many chorus songs.
I am very happy that all our orphans really improved their skill and capacity in education. Their teachers cannot believe their progress sometimes. Their teacher called me to her office once and asked me to sign to confirm that they truly scored good grades and are worthy to pass their classes.
Every morning and evening is their assignment time; night time is study time. My wife and I are using a study guide to help them so that they can understand and write well.
At the beginning of the school year they were not very happy when going to school. But now that half a year has passed, they are so eager to get to school because they are not having any difficulty in their subjects. It seems all the lessons they have learned are so familiar to them, and it is no longer a burden for them. Rather, it is joyful to learn new lessons. We praise the Lord for His mercy for giving the orphans bright brains and understanding.
Thanks to Private Donors
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to sister Adar from Melbourne of Australia for her regular donation of the equivalent of $72 to help meet the orphans' needs. We pray for her career and family.
Secondly we would like to express our thanks to Mr. Simeon from Midland, TX of the United States for his monthly donation of $50 to meet the needs of our Adonai orphans. We also pray for his job, as he is working in an oil company. Last month his company faced an economic downturn, and he works a few days a week. He asked our orphans to pray for his job. Now our orphans are fervently praying for his job.
Our Prayer Needs
As we step into the new year of 2017, we are worried that we may not be able to carry on our mission of helping the orphans in this new year. We are about to accept new orphans, which would bring our total up to 15. We are looking to God for His provision to carry on our God-given mission to serve and help the orphans. We believe God will move the hearts of His people to stretch the helping hands to help, build, and transform the lives of the orphans. God bless you all.
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