What your gift did.

It's taken me so long to post this because I wanted pictures, and video. I wanted to show you as well as tell you. And there are many pictures. But they were taken on a borrowed camera, because it's better than ours. And then there was the trouble of getting a cable to download the pictures. And then there was the realization that neither of us have the software on our computers that will deal with this camera that isn't ours. So it is taking time.

The GH spent one night in Burma and spent a lot of time meeting people in the middle of nowhere. And then he went to meet Chala and the kids. And he gave them your gift.

Chala has a friend who is in the government and is willing to help him get the children Thai papers. But to do this they all would have to move to a different district and there was no way to afford it. Your gift has made possible what was impossible before. Because of the generosity of the people who visited here and gave, Chala and 40 kids will be able to move.

They will be closer to schools and hospitals. This means that their transportation costs will go down when someone gets sick. They will get government documents that give them legal, non refugee status in Thailand.

I don't know how to explain the significance of this for the children. They will get to take advantage of the Thai health care system, which is quite good, though not free. They will get to go to school. They will be allowed to get jobs and grow up and live in Thailand as regular people instead of refugees should they chose.

It would not have happened without your help.

Everyone pat yourselves on the back and tell yourselves what wonderful generous people
you are. Chala says, "We have been praying this for the kids."

Thanks for being the answer to prayer for these kids.


  1. Embejo1:04 PM

    This is spectacular news!

  2. This is so wonderful. I am so glad you are doing what you are doing. It is a good thing and you do it well.

  3. That's awesome, Carrien. It's hard to explain just how important having papers is for these kids. It allows them to have a future. It's like when the children of the Mexican illegal washing dishes at Roberto's get US citizenship and a college scholarship. It's that level of opportunity. Better, even.

  4. The hubby and I are floored at the impact of several HUNDRED dollars... It's such a small amount of money, really.
    What a blessing you are!

  5. Embejo7:26 PM

    This is spectacular news!


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