Christmas Project ’18

A village far into the Chin HillsJoin us as we celebrate Christmas with all the children in the schools that we support in the Chin Hills. About 500 children are anxiously waiting for our staff to come the long way from Yangon to visit them for Christmas. They will bring each child a gift; this has become a tradition in all these schools. This year the gift will contain a sweater, socks, a tooth brush and tooth paste, a warm blanket, crayons, a pencil, a drawing book, and some snacks. All this for only US $7. Find out how to give. You can also give with PayPal here:

Christmas Project ’12

It is Christmas time again and we are preparing our yearly Christmas presents for the children and teachers in all our rural schools. 535 students in 12 villages are hoping that there will be Christmas presents this year as well. We will cooperate with the local Youth With A Mission school to deliver the presents to the children. We are not sure exactly what will be included in the present yet, but it will be a combination of something useful, and something not so useful. We will come with more information when we know more. One gift will cost 8 USD (6 for the present and 2 for the team bringing the gifts all the way.)

Click here if you would like to give towards this special project.

Kick-Off 2011

Families Together 2011 Kick-Off campaign

Children are still being sent away from their families in Myanmar so that they can go to school in the cities. New children homes are started in Mandalay and Yangon. Local pastors don’t know what to do with all these children. The natural response is to start a children home and start looking for a foreign supporter. Families Together believes differently. We believe the children should stay where they can learn the best – with their families. But for that to happen, there must be an education opportunity for the children in their villages.

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Christmas fun in the Chin Hills

A long travel for the Christmas Gifts

The team just got back after 4 weeks of Christmas fun in the Chin Hills. One week going there, two weeks travelling from village to village, and one week coming back. They were exhausted, but happy. Happy was also the word for all the children they had seen. From village to village the children were shouting their joy as they received a warm sweater for the cold days and their very first Picture Bible. The Bible has beautiful illustrations and is written in their Chin language, so it was extra precious for the children.

Blessing the villages

The Christmas team helped the teachers in the schools, arranged an academic competition with nice prices, gave out Christmas presents, had open medical clinics, played with the children, and encouraged the villagers. They definitely had their challenges, such us the long walks without proper backpacks, showering publicly in the village shower place (they had to cover the shower with blankets for some of the girls), cold weather, snapchat online login and a language they didn’t understand.

More blessed by giving than receiving

As they were giving all the children and teachers Christmas presents, everyone expressed their thankfulness and joy to the team, but still, what the team received by warm hospitality, the simplicity of life, the smiles, the thank-you’s, and the simple gifts, blessed their hearts more than they were able to give. It’s a bigger blessing to give than to receive.

Thank you

We would like to thank everyone who gave towards the Christmas Project 2010. We received more than 6000 US dollars and we have not yet been able to use it all. What is left will be used for gifts to children living in Children’s Homes here in Yangon.