Earlier this year the El Roi’s Children board member (also email senderer, social media/website updaterer) Ashley and her hubby Ben welcomed Luca into the family.
Luca means “bringer of light” and it’s our prayer that he will be that to all he connects with—a bringer of God’s light.
This little addition may help explain why you haven’t heard from us in a while! Meanwhile, we continue to provide scholarships to underprivileged children in Pattaya (Thailand) so that they can attend school, receive medical attention, daily meals and uniforms; as well as emergency relief to missionaries in South Africa and Thailand.
It may be a drop in the ocean, but it means everything to the 16 primary-aged children we’ve now fully sponsored for the upcoming academic year (2018/2019). Many of whom have tragic family circumstances and would literally be on the streets without these scholarships. Please keep them in your prayers (click on the image below to pray for them by name):
Four pre-school children (Wawa, Sandy, Kanchana and Bebe—pictured below) still require sponsors as we look to increase our capacity. We ask you to prayerfully consider sponsoring these children. Their scholarships cost AUD $373 for the year (approximately $32/month) and you can donate online here.
We also continue to support the university education of Pet Prayonghom who is now in her second year studying teaching at Thailand’s Asia-Pacific International University. In her words:
“Every time I put on my uniform and walk to class, I feel as if I am in a dream. The classrooms, the backpack, holding my textbooks, and even the sidewalk doesn’t seem real. This is because for years, going to school was not a possibility for me. Before 2017, the year I enrolled into university, all I ever wanted to do was go to school … I finished my GED, did voluntary teaching at various places and waited. I waited to see if my case to be sponsored for university would be accepted by an organisation called El Roi’s Children.
“Finally, sometime in November or December 2016, I came home from the school I volunteered at and was told that my case had been accepted. I shut myself in my room and tried not to cry. It was unbelievable to me … I was able to enter university I even had the privilege of choosing where and what I wanted to study.
“In January 2017, I enrolled in Asia-Pacific International University, majoring in Primary Education. Now, every time I sit in my classroom, surrounded by fellow classmates, I still feel like it’s a dream, but now the dream is changing. Now my dream is to study hard, graduate and pursue a career where I can provide education for those who, like me, did not have the opportunity.”
Be blessed as you help us bring God’s light and hope to students like Pet.
President (also Luca’s Grandpa)