On the Road with Hope: Steph Hunter Visits Asia
HOPE ambassador, Stephanie Hunter visited Asia in the Fall to check in on a number of our agents and the projects they currently have underway. Here are her updates from the road . . .
HOPE is proud to continue working with agents Dianne & Fred Doell it’s been an honor working with them through the ministry at Mercy Pattaya http://mercypattaya.com for 15 years. Lots of exciting things happening, always wonderful to get to visit them.
Haven Children’s Home – Pattaya, Thailand
We spent time with the staff and discussed successes, challenges, and needs for the children’s home. This past February, one of our social workers and the leader of Haven Foundation Children’s Home, Sudjai, received the Social Worker of the Year Award from the Thai Government! “It is a privilege and an honor to serve the Thai Government and be a voice for those who have no voice,” she stated. We are grateful for the Thai Government for coming alongside us in the fight for freedom!
Mae Sai, Thailand
HOPE has worked with agents Samrang and Jham with Divine Inheritance for over 16 years, they are directors of the foundation and house parents. Due to their age they are in the transition to be ‘grandparents’ to the children and have their daughter, Ying, and her husband in place to become the overseers of the home.
Last year when Rob and I visited this home it was at capacity and in really sad shape. We posted a fundraising campaign on the HOPE website and within a year we had the funds.
Today, with the addition of two new bedrooms, bathrooms, and an open-air common space, the Children’s Border Home is now impacting 16 more children who are cared for. The children love the coziness of the bunk rooms with comfy beds and cubbies for their belongings, the new dining area for sharing group meals, and the common space for playing games, doing homework, and just being kids.
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