We have 11 new children at GROW: four boys, seven girls. Our children come from many situations. This year we have a lot of children who need help working to obtain documentation and ID’s. We had been praying and visiting these children from October 2022 – March 2023. In March, our U.S. Executive Director, Jeana, was able to make some visits with us. She commented after visiting one child that those who have broken lives themselves are the ones advocating and helping for other broken lives. Those in the village who could help ignored those who needed it most. It was the blind and lame helping the deaf. It was so hard to make final decisions because right after meeting each child, my heart wanted to help them, but we are not able to help all of them right now. My heart is so heavy. -Faa
Our first two children have started college. One is studying accounting at a vocational college in Wiang Pa Pao about 20 minutes from our campus. Her dream and hope is to be able to help GROW in the future. The other girl is studying Chinese Language at Mae Fah Luang University. I am so happy to see these…
In Wiang Pa Pao there has been heavy rain these past few weeks. Last week we had a very bad rain storm, and most of the area in WPP was under flood waters.
In 2012, we began praying for land to expand the ministry. Faa invited people to pray over the land to which she believed God was leading her.
She is the youngest of three girls, her two older sisters have been at GROW for about nine years. The girls’ father is currently serving a life sentence for drug trafficking, a crime with strict sentences in Thailand. He was arrested when she was still a baby. But her life changed when she was nine years old.
The corn field shown in the picture is behind the current boys’ home and is the future site of the new boys’ cottages. The field has been harvested and the ground is in process of getting ready for the building to begin. The current boys’ home has a capacity of 10-12 boys. The new boys’ cottages will be a place for older boys and will house up to 30 boys.