A Day in the Life
Upon entering Charity Children’s Home in Yangon, Myanmar we were greeted by more than 200 beautiful, joyful, smiling faces running to us to give hugs. It can be difficult in the mayhem to see individual faces in the crowd or to take time to find the one and to build a relationship.
Enter Su Ye, a 13-year-old boy who was born in a poor village in Kayah State. Su Ye’s father died while his mother was pregnant with him, and Su Ye’s mother was too poor to provide for his daily needs and was not even able to send him to school because there was no school in his village. Su Ye’s mother took him to a church in Kayah State that was planted by the founder of Charity Children’s home, Pastor James Lian Sai. She asked if the church could care for the boy and the church happily accepted him.
With the mother’s permission, they sent him to be cared for at Charity Children’s Home in Yangon. Spending time with Su Ye was so refreshing, especially hearing his story and his dreams and aspirations. He shared with me the things he is most grateful for. The first one being that he is grateful that he is saved. He said, “I even wrote the date I was saved down in my Bible.”
The second thing he is grateful for is that he is able to get a good education and third, that he has been given the opportunity to play the keyboard. His dream is to serve God with his musical talents. Because of your prayer and faithful giving, Su Ye has accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and savior and is being lovingly cared for. He has the opportunity for an education and to chase after the dreams God has placed on his heart.
Su Ye is one of 220 children at Charity Children’s Home and one out of 708 being cared for daily through SEAPC Raising Kids. There is no limit to what God can do in the life of a believer and Su Ye’s story is an example of that. The significance of each and every child being cared for can be lost at times when looking at the multitude.
Jesus set the ultimate example for us when He shared the parable of the lost sheep in Luke 15:1-7. Jesus’ story emphasizes how much God cares for every person and the joy He expresses when a “lost sheep” is found.
A few years ago, I started to think about how cool it would be to film a video focused on the life of just one child living in Charity Children’s Home, following their daily routine from sunup to sundown. On my trip to Myanmar last month, we finally had the skilled human resources to bring this long-awaited vision to life.
Most importantly, Su Ye agreed to let our team film a day in his life. As you watch this video and enjoy a look inside Charity Children’s Home, I pray that, above all else, it will serve as a reminder to follow Jesus’ example of focusing on the individual. Thank you for standing with us in prayer and through your giving.
My prayer is that the Lord will continue to give us more opportunities to find the one and bring them to Him.