There are many successes to celebrate from 2017, such as the 24 children dropped off on the doorstep of our children’s center in Myanmar by a rebel commander! We're also absolutely thrilled about the 50 Muslim children hand-picked to receive a scholarship instead of being trained for war in Mindanao
If you love Christmas, you should visit us in the Philippines! The yuletide season marked by the start of the fall months is a joyous celebration that focuses on food, family, and fun. Anywhere with electricity, Christmas songs drift out over the radio and television. Christmas songs can be heard around the clock: riding in public transportation, shopping in markets or passing by homes.
Impact. That is what changed Zeyar’s life and the lives he’s pouring into today.
Impact is like a snowflake that ever-so-gently floats down and lands on a snowy mountaintop. It has the potential to shift the weight of the mountain, no matter how seemingly small. Snowflake after snowflake, impact after impact, a final snowflake shifts all the snow underneath it. Soon an avalanche is created changing the face of the mountain itself; it's reformed by an impact that gained momentum and created a movement that affected everything in its path.
“I regret everything,” whispered Karim.
In 2009, a group of men offered young Karim roughly 300 US dollars a month for what he thought was military training. After three months he was released and instructed to go home and wait. He returned to his normal life and didn’t hear anything for more than 8 years.