Update June 2012

“Sowing seeds of love and hope into the lives of those who

are helpless, hopeless and hurting”.

In June we added ten more leprosy affected people to our food program. We now have 80 people in this program.  By the end of this year we hope to have expanded the program to one hundred people. Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors, your help is a not only a great blessing to the needy but also a true inspiration to the wider community, both in Thailand and abroad.

Teams:

This year we were blessed with many volunteers who gave their very best in serving others. The children and leprosy affected people are always looking forward to new volunteers from Australia.  Volunteering with S.O.L is a life changing experience. New teams and individuals will be working with our local staff throughout the rest of this year.

“People Don’t Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.”

A leprosy affected man named Geaw was deeply moved when he received a big bear hug.Geaw could no longer hold back his tears and said; ”  nobody has ever given me a warm hug since i was diagnosed with leprosy”.  I was shocked because I realized it had been over forty years.  Being affected by leprosy is terrible enough, but I believe the rejection suffered because of it is just as bad if not worse.

The children:

Recently I overheard some of our children talk about the things they have experienced before their arrival at the S.O.L home. I do not know all that has happened to them, but I did get a glimpse of the abuse and hardship they have suffered before they came to live with us.  A few minutes into their discussion, Pruc ( 0ne of the boys)  exclaimed.  “We’ve talked enough about the past. We have a new life now!”. Yes!, so very true!.

Thank you so much for all your sincere prayers, practical and financial help.

Blessings,

Hans.

“Then He also said to him who invited Him, ‘When you give a dinner or a supper, do not ask your friends, your brothers, your relatives, nor your rich neighbours, lest they also invite you back, and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind. And you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you; for you shall be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” Luke 14:12-14.

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