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NEWSLETTER JUNE 2015

https-//vimeo.com/129686633 –  Video about Glory Home

 HOME FOR THE HOMELESS IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST

Glory Home in Chiang Rai, Northern Thailand, helps those of all ages that are unable to provide for themselves adequate shelter, food, health & education in a safe environment.
This may be due to age, disability, family circumstances or environment

FUND RAISING NIGHT

On 23rd of May we had a big Thai night incorporating a 5 course meal, entertainment, auction, stall, video presentation & chat. Held at Life Church in Newcastle with 97 guests &10 volunteers, $8000 was raised with another $700 from sponsorship through Gary Brown who recently ran 100km at the Gold Coast to help Glory Home. There was a great vibe of chatter, fun, food, wine & beer as new & old acquaintances were made whilst digging deep in to their pockets for Glory Home.
Some others also generously donated towards the night that were unable to attend.

This is the first fund raising event that has been had for Glory Home & it was an amazing success. Thank you to all that contributed to the night.

The new 10 minute video was launched showing in more detail the life of Glory Home together with some testimonies of the residents lives.
And this was followed up with Alexa talking about the desire to see the rooms sponsored at Glory Home to ensure ongoing support.

SPONSORING A ROOM

With the cost of running Glory Home being $550 a week, this divided by the 11 rooms that require sponsorship brings it back to $50 a week per room. Each room mostly has 2 people in it.

This covers all costs – personal items, transport, medical, education, food, utilities, wages etc.
I am thrilled to report that Glory Home now has 3 of those 10 rooms fully sponsored, which is fabulous.

If you would like to be part of sponsoring Glory Home, even just $10 a week, that would be an enormous blessing. Or get a few from your family or work together to sponsor a room!
View the video (using the link at the bottom of the newsletter) & you’ll see the enormous impact your sponsorship will have on the lives of the disabled & elderly there. I can guarantee 100% of your money will go to support Glory Home.

The rooms are called Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self- Control, Hope & Praise. Joy, Patience & Self-Control now have sponsors.

VISITORS TO GLORY HOME

In April/May 2015, Annette & Amanda from Life Church Newcastle joined Alexa on a trip to Thailand. Starting in Chiang Mai with some sight seeing & acclimatisation we then went on to Chiang Rai where we enjoyed doing crafts & getting to know the residents at Glory Home. Time was well spent too visiting children’s homes & villages nearby as well as in Myanmar. Together with great food & coffee, shopping, dentistry, massages & sight seeing there was never a dull moment!

In Oct/Nov there will be another team of Aussies going over together for 2 weeks to work on doing some much needed painting at Glory Home as well as sharing & ministering at various children’s homes. If you are interested in coming too please let me know.

Or…..If you find yourself in Thailand on a holiday of your own & would like to come & visit Glory Home or any of the children’s homes we support please get in contact with me & I’m sure we can arrange for you to visit.

NEW RESIDENTS

Residents come & residents go. Some die. Some move back to the village. But the blessing is that others come to make their home here instead!

This last month we’ve had Som Ja arrive, a 34 year old man who had a fall from a coconut tree just a few months ago, causing him to become an incomplete paraplegic. He has no family or friends that can care for him & has found great companionship & care with his new friends at Glory Home. It’s hard to believe the photos below are of the same man just 10 days later!

Then just 2 weeks ago Aryae Armo arrived to join his wife Bochu who has been at Glory Home since November 2014. A sweet little man that is very bent over, he is so happy to be reunited with his wife again after his 3 children neglected to care for him.

LIVING LIFE CARE

In March 2015, Glory Home became registered with the Welfare Department of the Thai government under the name of Living Life Care. This not only enables Glory Home to have credibility but it is hoped that some assistance from the government may start to come to Glory Home to help with the education & health of the residents, particularly the younger ones that have permanent disabilities from work place accidents.

SHARING THE VISION

If you are part of a community or church group that may be interested in hearing more about Glory Home I would be delighted & encouraged to come & share with them the journey so far & the vision for the future.

https-//vimeo.com/129686633 –  Video about Glory Home

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