Kalay Joel Eech


The home tries to teach all the children about Jesus Christ.  Some of the kids that come to the home are Budhist. Devotion in AM and Evening, every child take turns and share verses, prayer requests. Most children come to know Jesus while in the home.

 

Compassion Children’s Center – Yangoon Myanmar

Welcome to CCC led by our friend Nunu.  Nunu has been running this children’s home for 19 years and DOI has been a partner for the last five.  Nunu has 25 children currently that are ‘her’ kids and four of the older ones that have stayed on to help.  She relies on the young adults that have grown up in her home to take care of much of the daily routine.

We had a special lunch treat brought in  – Roasted chicken and rice. The kids loved it and were very appreciative, we are certain none will go to waste!

Nunu’s strength is that she is a very loving house mom who loves each of these kids as her own and she does a really good job teaching them a solid Christian Foundation through devotion, bible study and fellowship.

Nunu lost her primary sponsor last year as the organization decided to go a different direction in regards to home sponsorship.  DOi became her only regular support and we increased her monthly support as much as we could.  Although she gets some rice/food donated by the community she is still underfunded and it shows.

Nunu has to struggle to get through the month and will ask her church to take an offering when she in a really tight spot.  Cassie, her daughter Cloey and Kelly visited her in January 2020 and it was clear there are some urgent needs.  Take a look at these photos, what you are seeing is the wood-fired “stove” that is used to cook for all 30 souls living in the home.  That is the sink and drainboard for all the dishes and those wooden benches are retired bed bases they are using for seating at mealtimes.

DOI is using Fund-A-Need funds from the 2019 Auction to improve her stove, sink and supply 20 chairs for the eating area.  We hope to have pictures updated to her page in the next 30-60 days.

Her biggest struggle at this point is that she has nothing left in the budget for medical and clothing.  Many of the kids we saw this year are in the same outfits they wore us last year and even some the kids one school outfits are looking a little thin.  One of her kids had to have her appendix out last year and she is paying that $5-10 per month when she can.

This home really needs someone to sponsor her monthly to get her budget increased.  We know we have two or three other homes in similar positions but this should be an easy home need for someone to take on for 2020.  If you can help with $100 per month for this home or would like more info about this home to help in other ways please email Kelly right away at kelly@displacedorphans.com or text to 425-218-3100.
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Home visits Jan 2019

Kelly visited our three homes in Myanmar this January as well as dropping in on an additional home that turned out to not meet our criteria. So many happy kids!!
In Thailand I was as always guided by our faithful partner Terra from our lighthouse home that is such a blessing to DOI and especially me personally as she serves as my driver, trip planner, interpreter and sounding board. We visited all but a couple of the homes in Thailand and both of them had recently been visited by our closest associate foundation very recently and we have been given access to their written reports.
It is always interesting to see some of the homes full of excitement and things changing for better from year to year, some homes remaining status quo and there is usually one or two that are in decline. We have to remember this ministry is based on people and leader burnout, health concerns, relational issues and family tragedy can all take a home that was healthy for years and put it in decline.
We had three of our homes come off our support this trip which is more than the 4 years previous combined. One home no longer existed as it had been broken up and its resources merged into its sister home. That sister home had changed its core mission to become a school and was housing its 200+ children in area that couldn’t support half that. DOI was only a small contributor to this home however, we could no longer support its standard of care. The third home was a small home where they had gone from 13 children to 3 over 18mos and felt like the leaders had pretty much given up now that all but one their natural children had moved on.
Canceling support is always the hardest part of job. It is never the children’s fault but when a home declines to the point that it no longer meets our minimum standards it is our responsibility to be good stewards and make the difficult decision.
My high points this January was definitely getting to spend some time with Terra’s kids that I know the best and enjoying watching as they grow up as well as my time in Myanmar at our newly constructed “GEM” or “Samuels Faith” home.
The culmination of much hard work, prayer and believing in the Pastor who said he could get it done. It is a new 4500 sq ft two story structure that took 50+ kids from living in two make shift shacks with tarp and woven mat walls to a secure structure they are proud to home.
These kids treated me like royalty – it was embarrassing actually, but I did get to share with them and several of them shared back.. including a young lady “Angela” who I had the privilege of giving her western name. This is after she shared the most unforgettable testimony of what God is doing in her life while she lives in this home with her first sense of family. I will remember her and her enthusiasm for the rest of my life!
Watch the website for lots of new pictures over the next couple weeks.

DOI Auction Update

WE had our annual fundraiser Nov 2 2019 and thanks to all who made it a success. Our Fund A Need project goal was $ 9500 and we raised just over $11,000 for bunk beds, and other housekeeping requests we have been unable to grant due to our being tied up in building projects for the last 4 years or so.
I am anxious to visit and have the financial ability to improve the daily lives of these kids who are incredibly grateful for what little they have. Something as simple as a blanket can make such a difference to the well-being and self-worth of some of these kids.
DOI needs monthly sponsors. We are so reliant on the kind hearts of our monthly sponsors! With 100% guaranteed pass thru (no admin expenses come out of monthly sponsorship) we promise this is the farthest your money can go to help children that rely on DOI. Please contact Kelly or Cassie if you are considering becoming a donor!!
Kelly@displacedorphans.com

Home Of The Month: Morning Glory

At the Morning Glory house we want to provide a safe place for these kids to learn and study. These kids have all come from a background where they’ve been treated poorly or even extorted to work in order to have a place to live. We’ve been able to give these awesome kids a school so that they’re safe and taken care of. Check out our video for more information.