Adonai Child Rehabilitation is a Christian faith-based ministry in Kalaymyo, Burma that was established in May 2016. This ministry creates a place of rehabilitation for children and teenagers from various backgrounds like orphans, unwanted children, street children, and poor children.
We praise the Lord who guides us and provides us with the daily needs of our little orphans. And we'd like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all who partner with us through financial and prayer support. Special thanks goes to Agape Fish Fund, who faithfully supports us financially for the orphans' nutrition and educational expenses. We would also like to say thanks to our private donors, both from abroad and locally. May the good God return them bountiful blessings in their life.
School year Started
Thank God all our orphans passed their grades last year. The school year is from June to February. As the new school year has started, the children have all been admitted, and now they are attending school from Monday to Friday. They go to school at 8:00 am and come back at 3:30 pm.
In the morning they have breakfast just before going to school. Mrs. Rev. Thang drops them off at school, and then at noon she brings them lunch. Lunchtime is 12:00 - 1:00 pm. Mrs. Rev. Thang again picks up the children when school is dismissed in the afternoon.
When the orphans come back from school at 3:30 pm, they change clothes and rest for thirty minutes. Then they start doing their school assignments, opening their books and writing, drawing and calculating according to their subjects. Currently we do not have proper chairs and desks for them to sit and write; they just lie on the floor to do their assignments. The students in the higher grades can help those in the lower grades. They are helping each other because they have hearts of love and cooperation. They have a heart like one family. They have really developed emotionally and academically.
School Bags Bought on Credit
All of the children's old bags from last year were torn and damaged, so they needed new bags. We did not have any money to purchase new bags this year. We have been praying to God for school bags, but the time came for school to start. A woman nearby our orphanage said, “You can come to my shop and get school bags. I will discount them for the orphans, and you can pay me back when you have money.” We were so happy! She usually sells each bag for 7000 Kyat, but she gave us a discount of 1000 Kyats off per bag. So we got 11 bags for 6000 Kyats ($4.40) each. We hope God will provide to pay for the bags soon. We thank God that now the orphans can go to school with new bags.
Rev. Thang Donates for Raincoats
The rainy season has come, and the orphans are in need of raincoats or umbrellas. The umbrellas that were bought last year for the orphans have already been damaged because the quality is not good, and the umbrellas can't last long. Rev. Thang donated 77000 Kyats ($56 USD) from his salary to purchase new raincoats for the orphans. Now the orphans can go to school even in the rain. They are now so happy to have new raincoats.
A friend of mine, Mr. Mang Tawn, is the former head of our block. He farms chickens that lay eggs. Unfortunately he suffered from a stroke on the left side of his body. One day he called me on the phone, asking me to pray for his wholeness. I prayed for his recovery, and he was so grateful. He said, "I want to honor you with some eggs for your little orphans." His wife packed 20 eggs for our orphans. Mr. Tawn felt better and better and he can go to church now. We are so honored by the gift of the eggs for the orphans. All our orphans are filled with joy, and they have witnessed first-hand how the Lord is good and is providing them with good nutrition.
Pastor Khen Provided Chicken Soup
We really thank God that our orphans have incredible growth in their relationships with God. Every morning and evening we have devotions, singing, dancing, Bible reading, a short message, a story, and prayer. My wife Mrs. Rev. Thang and I lead this program. We feel that this is the most important issue for our orphans. We try to equip them and shape them according to the word of God.
Every Saturday is a time for washing clothes, cleaning the campus, and and taking showers. And every Sunday we take them to church so that they will see how God’s people are worshiping and to let them personally experience worshiping God. They can sing, pray, and recite Scripture even in the church meeting.
Orphans Pray With Tears
During the evening devotions on June 18th, our orphans prayed with tears to the Lord for their daily food, drink, and education. They fervently pray hard to the Lord for His provision for next year 2017-2018. The orphans are so worried about their nutrition and education. They asked the Lord to continue the provision. They cried with tears from a deep heart. They could not even stop praying, they were so worried about having to be sent back to their villages, unless there is continual support from God’s people. They knew that there will be no education, no food, no proper shelter, and no proper care if their sponsorship is stopped. I encouraged them to not worry about their nutrition and education. "Our God is able," I said. "Just lean on Him, and He will do a miracle for you orphans because God loves you so much and cares for you."
Thanks to Private Donors
We are so thankful to our faithful private donors, Mr. Simeon from Midland, Texas and Mrs. Adar from Melbourne, Austrilia. Mr. Simeon regularly sends us $50 to use for the cook's salary, and Mrs. Adar sends the equivalent of $75 to cover our water bill, electric bill, and house rent. We pray for more private donors. We pray God’s blessings for them.
The rainy season in Myanmar is very dangerous. There are a lot of mosquitoes during this time. Dengue and malaria are very common and dangerous in the rainy season. We do not have a budget for medical issues. Last year two of our orphans were admitted to the hospital, and it cost a lot of money. We are worried about what will happen if our orphans need to go to the hospital this year. I request all our prayer partners to pray for their health so that they won't have to go to the hospital. Thanks for your love, concern, prayer, and support. May the Lord bless you all.
Updates on each orphan
Please join us in praying for each one of these orphans, for their continued spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical well-being.
Update written by Rev, Thang, edited by Carolyn D.
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