February Safe Haven Update
February 14, 2017 by Kelly Samson



Check out this month’s Safe Haven update, which includes a letter from Tasanee, updates, pictures, and prayer requests!



Letter from Tasanee


Tasanee letter


We recently received the following letter from Tasanee (I cleaned up her English a bit)…

Dear Relevant Community Church,


Thank you very much for your kindness. I send my big love and special thanks to all of Relevant Community Church, who always supports Safe Haven Orphanage and the children around this area. Your caring supports the Safe Haven Orphanage with good food, good health, good education, and your donations are helping everything at the orphanage. You are making a great difference in the lives of Safe Haven children and the children around this area. Because of your love and kindness in supporting Safe Haven, I can help children and save children’s lives. I am so happy that I can do this, and I know you are happy with me also. I think our partnership is God’s plan, as you financially support Safe Haven and help me be able to help the children.


Some of the children have a health card that lasts for a year at the hospital, and the cards expired so I had to renew them. Without your support, I would not be able to renew the health cards. [The health cards help save a lot of money. For children 0-7 years old, the health cards costs $10/year, and for children 7-18 years old, health cards cost $60/year. When children get sick and have to go to the hospital, Safe Haven only has to pay $0.85 for the medical care received and/or hospital stay. Without the health card, Safe Haven could be looking at $1000+ medical bills for each child’s doctor visit or hospital stay.]


[Relevant financially supports Safe Haven throughout the year by sending funds donated through the Safe Haven Sponsorship every few months.] Your most recent donation arrived at Christmas time. Safe Haven children had a nice Christmas party, and the kids were very happy exchanging presents. The children say that they are very lucky to have good people like you who love them, give to them, and support their futures. They say that if they weren’t at Safe Haven, they don’t know how their lives would be going. We had fun and happiness at Christmas time. I want you to know you are like the kids’ angel sending a donation when you did, at just the right time. If we had not received your donation when we did, we would not have been able to celebrate Christmas with a party like we did. All the kids send a big “thank you” to Relevant Community Church. We hope you are all having a good 2017.


In 2016, all the children ended the year healthy and no children got sick except for Sunday, But he is now 19 months old and doing so much better, and the doctors say he doesn’t have asthma anymore. Because Relevant Community Church and his Safe Haven family has been praying for him, and you’ve also been praying for all the Safe Haven children, God has heard our prayers and we are all healthy at Safe Haven Orphanage.


Thank you for everything you do for me. You are my friends that I am honored to have in my life. You are making the kids at Safe Haven’s life beautiful. Thank you very much for remembering us in your prayers. We remember you in our prayers every morning and every night. May the God of hope fill you with good health and happiness, and by the power of the Holy Spirit, may you abound in hope.


Wishing you all the best…that 2017 brings you good health and happiness. May God bless and guide you always.


Warm Regards,



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Photos from Safe Haven’s Christmas celebration


New Chairs for Safe Haven Chapel


Tasanee shared that they were able to purchase new chairs for the chapel/meeting room with some of the funds given through the Safe Haven sponsorship. The children use the chapel for their twice daily prayer and worship times.





Burma Team’s Visit to Safe Haven


During their trip to Burma, Ronnie Rothe, Cory Nelson, and Tyler McCarty had the opportunity to stop by and visit Tasanee and the kids at Safe Haven. Check out the pictures below from their time at Safe Haven.



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Prayer Requests

Please pray for…

  • The children and staff at Safe Haven…for God’s continued provision for their daily needs and their continued health, safety, and well-being.
  • Safe Haven Trip in March: From March 3-12, five members of Relevant’s worship team (Justin Wissink, Kelly Samson, Matt Paddack, Steve Hultgren, and Walter Alecio) will be traveling to Safe Haven to teach music, provide instruments, and spend time with Tasanee and the Safe Haven kids.
    • Pray that through our time together, the children and staff at Safe Haven feel uplifted, supported, and filled with a renewed sense of hope and trust in our Mighty God. Pray that God will give us sensitivity to how we can best bless, encourage, and love them well.
    • Pray for wisdom, direction, and clarity as we explore future opportunities for Relevant to walk alongside and continue to partner with Safe Haven to see God’s mission advanced and His Kingdom come here on earth.
    • Pray for protection from the enemy and for safety in our travels.
    • Pray for God’s will to be done in and through us.


Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Posted on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 @ 7:33 pm
Categories: Safe Haven, Sending
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