We just finished our 11th annual Christmas in Asia outreach, and we are grateful for all our friends and partners who continue to make this vision a reality!
It was wonderful to see the happy faces of boys and girls who received gifts, practical items, and also heard about the true meaning of Christmas! This holiday season we were able to purchase and distribute over 2,000 gifts to children in: India, Myanmar, Thailand, Bolivia, and Cambodia.
Throughout this year we have been able to help with several children’s home projects in India, Thailand, and Cambodia, and we currently have homes under construction in Mozambique and Myanmar. Our “Well of Life” water projects have been dug and completed in many rural areas of Cambodia, and by the end of 2019 we will have sponsored 52 wells in 52 weeks!
Our hearts are filled with gratitude for all that has happened in the last few months, and we are looking forward to what God is going to do in the upcoming year. We pray these testimonies, and the pictures in this report are an encouragement to you. We realize we cannot do this alone, but together, we are making a difference!
In India, we partnered with a children’s home and school that we are supporting called Jesus Way ministries. We were able to provide new bedding for 300 of the children living in the home, 10 new computers for their school, new playground equipment, 100 new books for their library, and electrical upgrades and wiring for their entire facility. It was such a joy to minister to these children and share the love of Christ in such a tangible way.
In Thailand and Myanmar, we were able to celebrate Christmas with many of the kids who are living in homes that we have been able to help build over the last seven years with our friends at Life Impact. Through the generosity of our partners, we were able to distribute new pillows and sweaters to all of the children’s living in homes, as well as celebrate Christmas with the staff and team at Life Impact.
We also dedicated two new children’s homes in partnership with Victory Church in Tulsa. Each year we are encouraged by how these children are learning, growing, and walking into the Destiny that God has for their lives!
In Cambodia, we were able to distribute and purchase gifts for over 1,000 children living in extreme poverty in many of these rural villages throughout the country. Through the support of our Inspire partners we are able to continue supporting several children’s homes in Cambodia on a monthly basis. In a country that is predominantly Buddhist, we are helping bring the message of Christ in a practical way and introduce them to the One who created them!
Another project we have been working on in Cambodia is our “Well of Life” water projects where we committed to build 52 water wells in 52 villages by the end of 2019. In many of these villages this is the only source of clean water that they have, and it is a great tool for local pastors to demonstrate the love of God in a practical way. So far, 40 wells have been completed and 12 more will be sponsored by the end of the year. These pastors are using the natural water as a tool to evangelize, and then starting churches with those who are getting saved!
As we reflect back on this season, we realize that all of these outreaches would not be possible without the support and prayers of our generous friends and partners. Thank you for your generosity and for making an eternal difference this holiday season!
We realize we cannot do this alone, but together we are making a difference!
For the Harvest,