Kim’s work includes 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.
She writes – Did you know anniversaries don’t just have to be celebrated in decades? The Christian Center for the Development of Persons with Disabilities (CDPD) had a special time of thanksgiving on Feb. 17th, marking the completion of Finland’s support of the CDPD. This partnership over that past 17 years has been key in the CDPD growing and serving so many in northern Thailand. It was a wonderful reunion of supporters, volunteers and friends of the project as well.
Praise and prayer