Pray for Kim Brown bringing love and health care in Jesus’ name to the needy in northern Thailand.August 29, 2017
Pictured are the nurses who were the driving force behind the House of Love, Khun Amnuayporn, Kim Brown, and Khun Margaret.
Kim’s work includes overseeing three Christ-like ministries for tribal people who are coping with the problems caused by AIDS, disabilities, and migration from their traditional villages to urban slums through the ministry of Integrated Ministries for Ethnic Minorities Foundation (IMEMF). The Thailand Karen Baptist Convention sponsors these ministries:
The House of Love is a home for women and children. This includes women who had been sold into prostitution, AIDS orphans, and children taken out of their homes by the Social Welfare Department because of abuse. Some of the residents do not have Thai citizenship and have few rights in Thailand.
The Christian Center for the Development of People with Disabilities reaches out to families who are caring for disabled in tribal villages. The disabled are often hidden away. This project is designed to help the disabled reach their full potential and be accepted within their families and communities.
The House of Blessing Day Care Center provides a safe place for children who live in the slums to come during the day. It prepares children to enter Thai schools and also works to strengthen their families.
Kim writes: Praise and prayer:
• The Christian Center for the Development of Persons with Disabilities (CDPD) is having a seminar this week for 25 participants who all have some physical disability. Pray for the times of learning about advocacy, rights, and other issues that are facing CDPD clients.
• The House of Love (HOL) students have finished their mid-term exams and projects-thank you for praying. Please continue to pray for them to work hard in their studies until the semester finishes in October.
• Could you pray right now for our House of Blessing (HOB) children? There has been an outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease in some of the urban communities, and we need prayer for protection for our little ones. If we have more than 2 cases, we will have to close the HOB for 2 weeks, or until the outbreak resolves.
I had not really thought there would be time to produce any videos before returning to the USA, but happily, a missionary here in Chiang Mai is helping us! Please pray for Darin as he films at the HOL, HOB and CDPD this week. It is rainy season, but so far, the weather is cooperating! Pray too for my schedule-I will leave Thailand on Sept. 17 and return Dec. 8th