The children are provided with nutritious meals three times in a day and purified drinking water. They have a big breakfast and lunch and then a big dinner in the evening. Three times meat provided including eggs and a variety of vegetables each week. They are also sometimes provided with season fruits.
People in Myanmar are still finding daily life much more difficult under the military regime, with steep price rises for basic commodities such food and fuel, as well as long power outages.
Every day we cook meals with firewood and a generator when there is a power outage. Older kids are involved in cooking and preparing meals.
The children go to school every day (Monday-Friday) 5 days a week. They have done their final exams and are looking forward to their summer vacation. We try our best every kid receives a good quality education and gains the skills and knowledge when they are matured.
On February 22nd, 2023, Samuel graduated Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) four years courses at Bible Seminary, and he will move up to the further study for two more years in the new Bible school year in May. He is one of the first children graduated from our home. We are so grateful and proud of all the best things he did. Some of the older children and I were participated in his graduation ceremony. We can see God blessings your work and it is bearing fruit.
Some of the children (Philip, Paul, Jonah, Peter, Simon, James and Daisy) are sick with chickenpox for 4 days and its spread quickly and easily from someone who is infected. Chickenpox is a mild and common childhood illness that most children catch at some point. The symptom is a spotty, blistering red rash that covers the entire body. After taking the doctor’s treatment they are getting better and hopefully they will be recovered soon. We are taking good care of every one of our children.
We are so thankful to God for His protection and His care in so many ways. The children are provided with vitamins every month. We are taking care of every one of our children’s health, providing them with healthy foods, making sure they get enough sleep and exercise and ensure their safety.
Children Spiritual Lives:
Our home devotional for kids is to learn more about the Bible, memorize a new verse, and build up their faith through prayer. We conduct a Bible study and responsive reading to the children so they can be improved in reading skill and spiritual growth. Every morning and evening, the children take devotion by singing, praising and praying altogether. Once a month, children are divided into four groups and every child mentions their prayer requests and then prays for one another and then prays for all at DOI.
Gathering our home family together for devotions reaps so many benefits and that little bit of time set aside each night eventually produces a strong foundation of faith in the Lord and an even stronger family.
As birthday celebrations are very special, we celebrate each child’s birthday every month at our home. This month, Jacob, Thomas and Christian Par’s birthday were celebrated with giving thanks to God, prayers and eating candy and snacks. All the children enjoy going to church every Sunday morning and performing at church.
Update on the current crisis in Myanmar: (Burma)
Two years have passed since the Myanmar’s junta (State Administration Council) toppled its civilian government in a coup; however, the resistance movement has not lost its momentum.
Meanwhile, the coup leader Senior General Min Aung Hlaing displays no intent to relinquish his power through negotiation. While the ASEAN has been attempting to appease the SAC, this controversial effort has a bleak outlook.
Myanmar is still inevitably facing protracted stalemate and civil war creating millions of refugees and internally displaced persons. Myanmar remains a country in deep conflict that has torn the country apart politically, economically and socially. Local civil wars have developed in large parts of Myanmar, and millions of Burmese are headed for absolute poverty. Myanmar is looking more and more like a failed state, while the international community is being largely passive.
Since then, the opposition has become more politically organized. Simultaneously, the resistance has grown more violent, resulting in country-wide armed conflict with the military forces.
Despite the massive resistance alongside strong international condemnation of the coup – the military is set on holding onto its regained power. Day by day the security forces’ violence, arrests, and scare campaigns increase. ASEAN, the Association of Southeastern Asian Nations, was by many expected to play a key role in facilitating dialogue between the parties, but so far this has not born fruit.
Please continue to remember us in your prayers. We do appreciate your continued prayers for our safety and God’s protection. Our humble prayer is that God will end this awful situation soon and re-establish peace in the country.
Through the support of DOI, the children receive daily meals, shelter, clothes, medical care, as well as educational and spiritual instruction. Every contribution makes a tremendous difference and together we can continue to give the hope of a bright future to these children.
Thank you for supporting, for strengthening us, for praying for us, for encouraging us and for constantly lifting us up before the Lord! It means what we are today!
Our prayers are with you all always. May God bless you all richly and the ministries of “DOI”.
For Him and for the children, Home Leader
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