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April Safe Haven Update
April 27, 2017 by Relevant Community

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Relevant,

Thank you for your prayerful and financial support of Safe Haven Orphanage! God is truly using your sacrificial generosity and prayers to make a huge impact in the lives of the children and staff at Safe Haven! Check out this month’s update!

 

 

A Video Message and Note From Tasanee

 

View a special video message to Relevant from Safe Haven Orphanage’s founder, Tasanee, played at this past Sunday’s gathering, here:

 

We also received a note from Tasanee that we’d like to share with you…

 

I would love to thank you very much for your love and your kindness. I am so happy that I have met the good people at Relevant Community Church. Since you visit and support the orphanage, the children and I have a better life, good food, and a good education. Safe Haven Orphanage can now help the children develop more life skills and musical skills too. The children are singing and playing the guitar and trying to learn more music. With Relevant’s support, Safe Haven is able to help children and families [in the nearby village] who need help. The children are growing up, and every year Safe Haven gets more and more children. It makes me so happy and appreciative to be able to help children. I have had bad back pain for nearly a month. Even though I’m in so much pain right now, it’s not stopping me from helping the children. God called me to give my life to help children, and now God has sent you to help me. Now, I’m able to save more children’s lives. Send my big hug and my big thanks to everyone. May God bless you always.

 

Lots of love,

Tasanee

 

 

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Tasanee with some of the kids practicing singing and playing instruments

 

Onto the next grade!

 

At the end of March, the kids at Safe Haven completed another year in school. Several grades at the local primary school had special graduation celebrations for the kids advancing to the next grade. Check out the pictures below!

 

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Learning New Skills

 

The kids at Safe Haven are currently on “holiday” from school until the end of May. Relevant’s financial support has made it possible for Tasanee to send some of the children to Mae Sot to learn how to manually screen print t-shirts. Learning these skills allows the children an opportunity to have a job to make money.

 

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Leapfrogging to reading English

 

On Relevant’s most recent trip to Safe Haven, Walter brought a Leapfrog reader for the kids to use to learn how to read English. Check out a picture of Wakim reading a book with the LeapReader!

 

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Safe Haven Sponsorship Renewal

 

As a reminder, April is Safe Haven sponsorship month at Relevant. You can sign up to begin or renew your sponsorship by filling out the attached form (below). The sign-up deadline is THIS Sunday, April 30th. Completed forms can be dropped off at the Safe Haven table in the back of the room this Sunday or submitted electronically to Cory Nelson, Relevant’s Impact Director, at cory.nelson@relevantcommunity.org.

 

Safe Haven Sponsorship Form

(Note: The link above will take you to a new page. Click the same link as above again to be redirected to the fillable and printable form.)

 

 

Prayer Requests

 

 

Pray for Tasanee. Tasanee has had episodes of low back pain and sciatica in the past and has been in a lot of pain with this again for the past month. She was recently able to get an injection for her back and received treatment from a massage therapist. Pray for healing for her back and leg pain and for wisdom, strength, and endurance as she takes care of the children and fulfills all of her leadership responsibilities as director of Safe Haven.

 

Pray for the children while they are on summer break. That they may enjoy time being together, be refreshed and ready to begin a new school year next month, continue learning new skills to enable them to work, and that God will keep them healthy in this very hot season in Thailand before rainy season begins.

 

Jeremiah 30:17a “‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the LORD.”

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 8:06 pm
Categories: Safe Haven, Sending
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