Stories of Hope
Our global community of advocates and partners allow us to prevent some of the worst forms of exploitation, protect victims and empower families. The work is sometimes difficult, and the children and families we work with have an uphill journey to wholeness, but it is our continuous prayer that we can share stories of hope and impact that we see daily.
Empowered to Dream
Htay Htay Yee is originally from Myanmar and she knows that the need for trained doctors is huge. For years, she has dreamed of becoming a doctor yet she had no idea how to actually become one. Through our goal setting sessions, she realized it'd be difficult but she also learned where to start.
How could we say no?
“How can we say yes to a child when our future is so unclear, yet how can we say no to a little girl who needs a mom and dad more than anything else?”
These questions weighed heavy on two of our team members’ hearts. John Stephen and Jo Lin were newlyweds, about to move back to Burma but a little girl named Myia, had captured their hearts.
Determined to Provide
“What do you want to do?”
“I want to work... and then I want to work more!”
This is a beautiful attitude to find here on the Thai-Myanmar border. The desire to provide, educate, and protect one’s family – while understanding the cost – is a big first step in hope-filled forward motion.
No longer afraid
For two years, no one listened.
Isa Lin* spoke up to everyone who might stop the abuse but her father's words were more persuasive.
He had convinced everyone, including Isa's own mother, that her stories were made up.
Selah lived with her mother inside Myanmar. She never knew her father. Selah's mother needed to work in another city so a couple in her village offered to pay her travel costs in exchange for her daughter.
The mother agreed and Selah was bought at age 9 for $74 to be a servant in the couple's home.
She is enough
San San Aye’s son, Tin Lay, was born with a severe disability and before she met our team, she had already decided to give him away.
Her relatives were constantly telling her to do so because she was struggling to get by herself...
A Mom for Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day celebrations have taken on a special meaning for one little boy in Thailand.
Five-year-old Zaw Win* had lived at our children’s homes since he was 2 weeks old. As part of our commitment to supporting the best interests of children without parental care, a loving foster family was found for Zaw Win*.