Earlier this year we enjoyed visiting with House of Refuge Orphanage in Myanmar. We were so impressed with the great job Cyrus and Rebecka are doing with the orphans and vulnerable children they are raising in their home. Last year we were able to provide the funds to build a bamboo room for the boys sleeping area. Since that time they have taken in several more children and once again they are in need of additional space.
We are so impressed with the great job Cyrus and Rebecka are doing with the orphans and vulnerable children they are raising in their home.
Current conditions are crowded for children at House of Refuge.
At the present time, all 23 children are crowded into one small room for all of their activities.
Pastor Cyrus has requested our help in funding the construction of a brick building which will also serve as a church for the orphanage and the surrounding community. When not in use for worship services, the building will be utilized as a multipurpose room for the children to study, eat and for other activities. At the present time, all 23 children are crowded into one small room for all of these activities. The girls sleep in one small bedroom and the boys will continue to sleep in the bamboo building.
Some of the children from House of Refuge in their school uniforms.
For a total cost of $8,810, we can provide a permanent building.
We asked Pastor Cyrus to obtain an estimate of the cost of the new building and he checked with three different contractors to obtain the best price. For a total cost of $8,810, we can provide a permanent building thirty feet long by twenty feet wide with an additional five foot porch across the front. If we are not able to raise all the money needed, Cyrus indicated they can use the building without tiling the floor and reduce the cost by $1,500. Pastor Cyrus is always so appreciative of all the help we provide and we are grateful he has proven himself to be such a good and faithful steward of your donations. We have $3,000 towards this project but we need to raise the remaining $5,810 as quickly as possible so construction can begin.
Any gift towards this project will be a tremendous blessing and greatly enhance the quality of life for these precious children.
Any donation to House of Refuge would makes a huge difference to the orphans who are living there. Please consider a donation today to make a permanent building a reality for these orphans and vulnerable children!
Make a donation today here.
Blog Post Adapted From Global Outreach Inc November 2016 Newsletter
Volume 31 Issue 11