In April 2018 we advised that Pastor Joseph, leader of THE WORD MISSION and one of the leaders of the Advent Christian Conference of Myanmar, had in faith begun building the foundations of a large three-storey building – 20 metres by 9.2 meters – to properly house the then 75 orphan/underprivileged children that he was then caring for in much better conditions than they were currently living in.
At that time we wrote…
“Pastor Joseph and his family and a few helpers, care for 75 orphan and disadvantaged children, who originally come from all corners of Myanmar. The pictures below show the present living accommodation for most of the children – some of the girls live in a much better, recently built permanent building.”
Brother Joseph dreams big, and slowly but surely, by God’s grace and in God’s time he achieves his dreams.
One of his dreams is to provide better accommodation for all the children and he has recently advised that his number one, long term vision is to “To take care 5000 orphan children.” Those are his words!”
To achieve his dream of providing better accommodation for the children he planned and in faith built the foundations for a three-storey building, 20 metres (76 feet) long by 9.2 metres (35 feet) wide including classrooms, chapel, prayer room, library, kitchen, dining room, bathrooms and toilets, sitting rooms, separate dormitories for girls and boys, and a home for Pastor Joseph and his family, to be completed by 2021! The pictures below show the progress in 2018 toward achieving that vision!
Joseph wrote in 2018, about the picture above right – “Our orphan children are every day and every time praying for their home. Orphan children’s prayer is so powerful.”
About mid-December 2019 we received the pictures below, with the following words from Pastor Joseph
“Today 2019, we have started to build the building for boys and my family.”
He went on to explain…
“2 and ½ storey 75×35=2660×2.5=6650×17000= 113,050,000 kyats
Equal to USA Dollar 75,366.67.
We have been praying for (10) years over. Today God met our children’s cry. God provided 35,000 USA dollar today. But still we need 40,366 USA dollar. This is my humble prayer request to you that please pray that God will meet 40,366 USA dollar.
This building will be used for orphan home, prayer room, study room and my family and so on.”
Today, March 2020, 113,050,000 kyats (pronounced “chuts”) is US$80,817 or NZ$133,598, so the hurdle is higher with US$45,817 or NZ$75,673 still needed to complete the complex.
Will you please join with Pastor Joseph and his family and team, and the children they care for in asking God to provide for the balance of the funds needed to complete the project, just as He so wonderfully provided US$35,000 in December 2019?