This update comes from Larry and Diane who serve in Thailand (Asia). This project will be featured in this year’s World of Hope.
We have now purchased some land near our present ‘Home of Joy’ home, so that we will be able to have bigger facilities for more youth, as well as to have gardens, and maybe some chickens and pigs too! These ‘Karen’ are farmers, so we don’t want the girls to lose their heritage! They get up at 5 in the morning on school days. They have devotions in the morning and worship every evening. This is quite normal for most Karen that I know of – it seems the Lord is starting a revival in Thailand with the Karen, and other tribal peoples. I am not the only one who has said this either.
We have a vision to have a house or two for teenage girls with a large meeting room for training disciples, as well as a home church.
To start preparing the land and build in stages. We hope we can building by November, if anyone is interested to join, and that the “Home of Joy” team can move in by April 2015, or sooner!
We will build in stages as follows:
Stage 1: Prepare the land, electricity, water. Cost $4000.
Stage 2: Build the roof, floor and one bathroom: Cost $6,000.
Stage 3: Build the outer structure and a few rooms to be used as a meeting place. Cost $8,000.
Total Cost: $18,000
However, to become fully liveable, we pray the Lord will provide above and beyond with churches to join us in partnership!
We have purchased the land already and it has been sub-divided on May 26, 2014! The photo above shows the garden area. There is room for a few houses as well. We also plan to live near to the youth home to help take care of it. Pray that this first stage will be built soon so we can begin outreach in this community.
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