Nathapol is a quiet, patient boy in Thailand. He enjoys school and aspires to serve in the military one day. Nathapol comes from a Thai family and lives with his paternal grandparents, who are Buddhist. Nathapol’s father struggles with some mental abnormalities and is consequently unemployed; his mother left the family some time ago. Nathapol’s grandparents are farmers and struggle with debt and providing for the family; they are most grateful for the educational support and other assistance for Nathapol. Your sponsorship helps provide Nathapol with nutritious food, a good education, medical care, and teaching from the Bible. Thank you for pouring into Nathapol and sharing the love of Jesus Christ!
New Hope Child Development Center
The New Hope Child Development Center helps children develop in a holistic manner. Practical trainings on cooking, home gardening and animal-raising are taught to hostel students. The program also conducts seminars and conferences for parents to increase their knowledge, develop their parental skills, strengthen spouse relationships, and increase awareness of sickness and disease prevention. Most importantly, the children are taught Scripture on a weekly basis, and also learn about God through Bible camps that are conducted each year.
Thailand is a predominantly Buddhist country, and many people also believe in the spiritual realm. Children from poor families go to state-run schools where teaching is sub-standard. Their parents normally have little education and cannot be relied upon to help them. School children seldom reach the ninth grade and most end up working in family farms. Since the people have very low or no education, they lack basic knowledge of life skills like personal hygiene, household management, family planning and balancing budgets.