February 2016 Highlights and new skills taught..
We had a surprise visit from our long-time friend and supporter of RMFC, Barb & Garry Hoolaeff. Garry is President elect of the Rotary club of Penticton, BC Canada.
This was only a short visit, but in that time, Barb offered to teach the children how to use the new portable sewing machine they bought for the Mission. We are truly blessed to have been given this gift.
The children learnt the basics of sewing clothes and making patterns and preparing the fabric. The machine had 13 styles of stitches!
It turned out to be a great fun activity. The children, including the boys rallied round eager to learn how the machine functioned and to try it out. The older children actually managed to sew a few pants.
Thank you Barb & Garry.
Booya Myer, is an 8 year old Akha girl, who came a year ago from Burma. She has 5 other siblings, and her parents struggle to provide for their children, they are extremely poor and have no permanent home. Booya is now in Preschool 1. Our Secretary, Lenore met Booya last September and observed she is very settled and happy. She has a group of 3 friends her age at Rescue Mission and they play games together.
Puzzles are a particular favourite in the recreation room and imaginative play with soft toys. She is a quiet child but smiles readily when engaged.
Booya is in need of a Tier 2 sponsor, to assist with her health care, school uniform and essentials.
It’s a fun day.
Mornings in the winter are generally too cold to be in the playground, but this particular Saturday it was quite warm and so the children had the opportunity to play on the play equipment.
It is wonderful to see all the children enjoying the facilities of the playground and being just children, laughing, running around and noisy!
The children do get on well with each other.
General Manager, Thailand
FROM THE BOARD OF MANAGEMENT, AUSTRALIA.
Unfortunately, one of our young boys, Loomue, had a hernia. He has also had many ongoing health issues due to extreme poverty and neglect in his past. He was referred to Chiang Rai Hospital where he has now had surgery and a two day stay.
Being stateless, the money had to be found up front. We are so grateful and blessed that the sponsor parent is covering this for Loomue.
We hope Loomue is running around with his friends very soon.
This highlights the necessity of ensuring that each individual child has a holistic program of care and education to support them in the future. This is why it is so important that every child has a sponsor at both tiers 1 and 2.
So we hope to have another trainee Doctor visit later on this year to progress the work our last volunteer student Doctor started last year.
Aside of this, I hope you saw a special announcement last month, of an onsite Manager and Assistant, Paul and Dee Evans arriving soon.
Please keep us in your minds and hearts for our continued works for Rescue Mission for Children in Thailand, and we bless all those who have generously supported us to keep the Mission alive and thriving.