Chinese New Year greetings and 5 tips to develop a family lifestyle of giving.
In February we celebrate Chinese New Year and settle into 2019.
If your children receive red envelopes and gifts throughout the year,
how can you instill in them that it is more blessed to give than to receive? (Acts 20:35)
Wishing you a happy year of the pig! The pig is the 12th of the zodiac animals. One myth says that the emperor decided the order based on the order in which the animals arrived to his party. Pig was the last one to arrive.
Those who might be considered last on earth can be considered first in the kingdom. Join us to help bring good news to needy families in East Asia so that "the last will be first." (Matthew 20:16)
494 out of 2,500
If 2,500 people each give $100, we can help meet physical and spiritual needs
for 500 children and families in 7 different countries.
Poverty Alleviation ministry in Vietnam
We are delighted to begin a new partnership with Saigon Reformed Presbyterian Church, located in Santa Ana, California, to implement poverty alleviation ministries in rural Vietnam.
Led by Pastor Nguyen Xuan Bao, Saigon Church has been on at least 138 mission trips to Vietnam. Their ministry includes water well construction, bridge construction, and rice bag distribution. Our partnership will focus on the water well ministry.
Mission Trip Testimony
In partnership with ZOE International, we provide holistic Christian care and restoration for rescued trafficked children in Thailand.
2018 Expansion Snapshot: ZOE Thailand
We have seen many more people come to Christ—well over 1,000 people this year alone! We reached over 5,000 people through our human trafficking prevention programs. We partnered with law enforcement officers from the USA who provided tactical training for elite TICAC officers who conduct rescue and who ZOE serves alongside.
We are finding continued favor—ZOE received numerous awards from several Thai government agencies for our outstanding work in anti-human trafficking. We also became the first non-profit in Northern Thailand to be officially licensed as a Child Protection Center for human trafficking. We have also been able to partner with local pastors all around Thailand through our Mercy Network Ministry and empower them to reach their community.
We rejoice that 135 children/youth survivors are flourishing and healing under our care. Many teens are healing and finding a new life in our new Child Rescue Center. We have received many requests to take more children into our center. But recently we could not accept any more children because we just don't have enough staff to care for them all. We are praying for more funding so we can hire more staff.
Agape Fish Fund partners with Pastor Charlie and Mary to provide basic necessities and Christian care for exploited migrant workers in Taiwan.
Husband Baptized after Family's Trial
While Pastor Charlie and Mary's family has been on furlough in 2018, the Phams have continued their ministry in Taiwan. God used the Phams to closely walk with a local sister who faced a dramatic trial. As a result, this sister's husband came to faith and was baptized.
Prayer Requests from Pastor Charlie
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration. Happy new year to you and your loved ones!
Sister Tiến faced a dramatic trial. God used the Phams to closely walk with her through the difficult days. Through the experience, God not only strengthened her but also had her husband surrender to him in faith and receive baptism.
Act now to make a 2018 tax-deductible donation
Wishing you a new year filled with love, joy, and peace.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation for 2018, please remember to do so by December 31st. Your gift provides poverty alleviation, evangelism, and discipleship for children and families in rural Southeast Asia. Thank you for your support!
Christmas greetings and a little wish list
As we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus,
may you and your loved ones enjoy a Christ-centered Christmas.
We are delighted to sponsor four orphans in Cambodia, giving them nourishing food, reliable education, and loving Christian house parents. These children dream of having things that many of us take for granted, such as sports shoes.
Will you join us to provide for these orphans, at Christmastime and throughout the year?
Agape Fish Fund partners with Southeast Asian Prayer Center (SEAPC) to provide orphans and children in Cambodia with a Christian home and education.
In 2018, we continued our sponsorship of Soklang Vun (7), Sinet Kov (13), Sopheary Kov (13), and Sopheak Kov (15). Soklang is at the Kampong Cham children's home, and the Kovs are at the Kampong Thom home.
Happy 13th birthday, Sinet and Sopheary!
Sinet and Sopheary Kov are two of the Cambodian orphans we support. These twins turned 13 on November 11th! They live at the Kampong Thom children's home, and they had a wonderful time at their birthday party with the other children.
Agape Fish Fund partners with O'Keefe to provide tutoring and Christian mentorship to low-income students in East Palo Alto, California.
Field Trip to Monterey Bay Aquarium
On Saturday, December 8, 2018, we took 8 of our students and 6 tutors to Monterey Bay Aquarium. Everyone had a fun time!
When Christmastime rolls around, you might see volunteers standing on the street corners, ringing bells next to a red kettle. You might be inundated with mailers from charities seeking year-end donations.
Whether it’s during the holiday season or any time of year, how do we instill in our families the Christian principle that it is more blessed to give than to receive? (Acts 20:35)
Here are five ideas to get you started:
Make an impact this Giving Tuesday to help orphans in Southeast Asia.
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
1 Chronicles 16:34
Wishing you all a holiday that abounds with gratitude!
Giving Tuesday is a special day to extend generosity and make an impact.
Your donation provides nourishment, education, and Christian discipleship for orphans in Southeast Asia. Every $10 feeds a child for a week. Thank you for your support!
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