• Portrait of Saa

    Saa March 12, 1994

    Saa's parents are vegetable farmers in a tribal village in Chiang Mai province. She has two siblings. She received an education scholarship from GMFT from grade 7 through 11 and then left our care, but returned to us in 2013, having graduated from high school, and we are glad to have her back. Saa has a gift for leading worship. She is in her second year studying math at Buriram University.

  • Portrait of Nui

    Nui December 15, 1995

    Nui is a confident and intelligent girl who comes from the Tin Tribe in Phetchabun Province. Her parents, who are very poor, grow vegetables in a mountainside village. She has one older sister. Nui has above-average leadership potential and is in her first year studying accountancy at Buriram University.

  • Portrait of Wi

    Wi December 21, 1994

    A member of the Tin tribe, Wi lives in the hills of Northeast Thailand. Her family is very poor, but they are close. She could not attend the school in her area because it was too far away for her to travel there and back safely every day. She says, “I have received so much grace here to be able to go to school,” and she works hard at her studies to prepare herself to serve God. Wi is very caring towards her sisters at Bethel House. She is in her second year studying English at Buriram University.

  • Portrait of Buyae

    Buyae August 12, 1995

    Buyae came to GMFT in 2009 from the Akha tribe near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Since arriving at GMFT, Buyae has experienced much healing and a true relationship with Christ for the first time. Full of potential, Buyae is very intelligent and creative. She is in her first year of a 5-year course at Buriram University studying child psychology.

  • Portrait of Brang

    Brang March 11, 1998

    Brang is a delightful girl from the Tin tribe in Phetchabun Province. Her parents live in abject poverty, and she has a younger sister. She is not gifted academically, but works hard to achieve success. Brang is very shy but is beginning to overcome it and build relationships with the staff. She enjoys playing football (soccer). Brang is in grade 10.

  • Portrait of Ern

    Ern May 3, 1998

    Ern and her mother were abandoned by her father. Her mother now has a new partner. Ern is a very good student and grateful for the opportunity to receive an education scholarship from GMFT. She is a high school junior.

  • Portrait of Nook

    Nook August 13, 1998

    Nook, an only child, is from the Tin tribe in Nasaung village. She comes from extreme poverty. Her parents are vegetable farmers in their mountain village. A ninth-grader, Nook works hard at her studies and is overcoming a poor elementary education.

  • Portrait of Miew

    Miew April 20, 1999

    Miew, a pleasant and intelligent girl, comes from the Tin Tribe that GMFT has supported in numerous ways over the past nine years. Her father died in 2010 in tragic circumstances. Her mother and younger brother are extremely poor. Although introverted at times, Miew is enjoying the company of the other girls. She is in grade 10.

  • Portrait of Bim

    Bim January 25, 1999

    Bim lives with her mother and younger sister Ging, who is also receiving an education scholarship from GM. Her father passed away recently. Bim, one of our best girls, is a very good example to the other girls and boys. She is an intelligent and diligent ninth-grader and enjoys playing volleyball and soccer. She has been transformed during her time at Grace

  • Portrait of Cao-Fang

    Cao-Fang February 18, 2003

    Cao-Fang lives with her parents and three siblings in their Akha tribal village, with the hardship and debt common to the area. The second youngest child in the family, she is shy and withdrawn but has made some friends in Bethel. We are delighted to be able to offer the love, nurture and extra academic tutoring she needs and are hopeful that her time at GMFT will be life-changing for her. Cao-Fang is in grade six.

  • Portrait of Mo

    Mo September 9, 1997

    Mo’s parents are extremely poor, even by the Akha hill tribe standards of poverty and debt. She is the second eldest of four siblings. Mo, a tenth-grader, is of average academic ability but has leadership potential. We are delighted to offer her the love, nurture and opportunity to study that will prove life changing for her. She may even become a member of staff in the future!

  • Portrait of Awe

    Awe July 11, 2001

    She lives with her parents and is the third of four siblings. Her parents are labors and also grow rice on a small holding of land. She is a delightful girl and an excellent and diligent student (3.95 average score). She has settled into GMFT very easily and enjoys reading and playing volleyball.

  • Portrait of Fuse

    Fuse October 4, 2001

    She lives with her parents in Chiang Mai province and is the youngest of six children. Her parents grow vegetables and sell them in the local market. Fuze has a close relationship with the Lord and enjoys worship meetings. She is a very good student and enjoys playing soccer. She has settled in very well into GMFT.

  • Portrait of Jaeng

    Jaeng March 28, 1997

    Her mother passed away recently much to her great sadness. She lives with her father and her two siblings in her tribal village in Chiang Mai province. Her father is a laborer and grows vegetables in order to provide for the family. She is a diligent student and dreams of becoming a teacher. She loves to worship the Lord and enjoys playing volleyball.

  • Portrait of Mai

    Mai March 6, 2005

    Her parents are full-time Christian workers at a hostel in their province. The hostel requires that the children in their care contribute to their upkeep and they cannot afford to do so on their tiny salary. When they heard of the reputation of GMFT, they asked us to take her into our care. She has one younger sister. Mai is a delightful girl and mature and considerate for her age. She dreams of becoming a teacher and enjoys volleyball and cycling.

  • Portrait of Matt

    Matt May 20, 2002

    She lives with her parents and is the youngest of seven children. Her parents grow vegetables and sell them in the local market. Her sister is a member of the GMFT staff. Matt is a very good student and dreams of becoming a nurse. She enjoys worship meetings and spending time with her friends. She has above average leadership ability.

  • Portrait of Pimpaa

    Pimpaa May 23, 2004

    She lives with her parents and is the youngest of three children. Her parents grow vegetables in a rented plot of land in their village in Chiang Rai province. She is a lovely young girl and is quite mature and thoughtful for her age. She is settling into GMFT very quickly and enjoys playing badminton with the other children. She dreams of becoming a teacher.

  • Portrait of Quan

    Quan August 31, 2001

    She lives with her parents and is the eldest of three siblings. Her mother is a nurse’s aid and her father is an abusive alcoholic. Quan is a lovely girl and quite mature for her age. She is a good and diligent student. She dreams of becoming a nurse and enjoys worship meetings and playing volleyball.

  • Portrait of Thaa

    Thaa September 7, 1991

    Smiling, happy Thaa is a remarkable young man. Since he arrived at GMFT from Roi Et Province near the Thailand/Laos border a few years ago, he worked hard and has made wonderful academic progress. Thaa serves on the student leadership team and plays percussion during worship. The first high school graduate in his family, Thaa is in his second year in college studying social development.

  • Portrait of Thong

    Thong October 17, 1995

    Thong is from the Lawa tribe near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. His father is a laborer and pastor. He is the third of four children and is a bright young man. Since coming to GMFT Thong has learned to listen and talk to God—opening up a new world for him. Thong is on our student leadership team and is a tremendous role model for the younger boys. Academically gifted, Thong is in his first year at Buriram University studying English.

  • Portrait of Got

    Got November 20, 1997

    Got, the brother of staff member Noot Yai, comes from a village near Krasang. His loving parents are extremely poor and work as laborers in Bangkok. He is an intelligent boy and studies hard. He loves to play volleyball and football (soccer). Got is a junior in high school.

  • Portrait of John

    John November 1, 1998

    John, an intelligent student, comes from the Krasang area. He is a lovely young man and a very good example to the other boys in the home. John is a very good volleyball player and also likes to play football (soccer) every chance he can get. He is growing in his love for Jesus and is a valuable member of the worship team in church. John is in grade 9.Alae

  • Portrait of Namchai

    Namchai March 16, 1998

    Namchai’s father abandoned him and his mother and two siblings. His aged mother is extremely poor. This tenth-grader has made a favorable impression on the staff; he is clearly very grateful and relieved to have received an education scholarship. Namchai is a mature, considerate and hard-working boy of average academic ability, and it is a privilege to love and support him in this way.

  • Portrait of Somchai

    Somchai June 25, 2001

    Somchai's father died when he was a toddler, and his mother is physically handicapped. Rare for the culture here, his mother did not remarry. He is the youngest of three children; his two older siblings did not receive a high school education. An intelligent and delightful boy, Somchai is gentle and considerate of others. He loves living at GMFT, and we are thrilled to be able to offer him an education. Somchai is in grade 8.

  • Portrait of A-too

    A-too May 8, 1999

    A-too’s parents eke out an existence growing vegetables in their mountain-top village, with the corresponding hardship and debt. He is the second oldest of four siblings. A-too, a ninth-grader, is a pleasant boy of average academic ability, and we are hopeful he will profit from the many benefits of life at GMFT.

  • Portrait of Lom

    Lom May 28, 2000

    He lives with his parents and is the third of five children. His parents grow vegetables to provide an income for their tribal family in Chiang Mai province. He is a diligent student and enjoys playing soccer and takraw (A Thai ball game). He loves the Lord would like to serve Him at some level in the future.

  • Portrait of Maek

    Maek April 21, 2003

    He lives with his parents and is the youngest of four children. His father is an alcoholic and his mother provides for the family through selling noodles in the village. He is an excellent student and achieved a 3.87 average score in his recent exams. He is mature for his age and everyone loves him. He enjoys playing soccer and volleyball and joining in the many activities at GMFT.

  • Portrait of Phet

    Phet August 6, 2004

    He lives with his parents and younger brother. His parents work in a factory stitching clothes. He is a lovely young boy and eager to take advantage of the opportunity that he has received at GMFT. He loves to play soccer and to join in enthusiastically in all the activities.

  • Portrait of Wave

    Wave October 12, 2003

    He lives with his parents and older brother. His parents are laborers and extremely poor. Wave is a lovely, shy boy and has settled into GMFT very quickly. He is of average academic ability and we will provide extra tuition for him. He loves living with the other boys and playing soccer and volleyball.

  • Portrait of Ben

    Ben March 7, 2005

    Ben's parents are laborers and extremely poor, but they love their little girl. Her father is well advanced in years and encouraged her to come and live with us, despite her mother’s reluctance to allow it. She has one younger sister. Ben is a delightful child and is considerate towards others. She loves it in Bethlehem House and has made friends very easily. A 5th-grader, she is intelligent and likes playing sports.

  • Portrait of Bin

    Bin August 5, 2000

    Bin's father is an irresponsible alcoholic, and her mother is extremely poor. She has two older brothers who have followed in their father’s footsteps. Her older brother left our care earlier this year. She loves living in Bethlehem House and has made friends quickly and easily. An intelligent sixth-grader, Bin has considerable leadership ability.

  • Portrait of Cream

    Cream February 27, 2005

    Cream's mother, Jim, works with GMFT, and her father has recently returned to live with his family from Bangkok, where he worked in a factory. Cream is a delightful little third-grader. She is intelligent and helpful and loves living in Bethlehem House. She makes friends easily and is considerate towards others.

  • Portrait of Dae

    Dae December 5, 2004

    Dae has a heartbreaking and tragic family history. Her father abandoned her mother and their two little girls. Shortly afterwards, their mother was killed in a traffic accident. The sisters lived with their extremely poor grandmother until they both came to GMFT. Dae is a delightful child, and it is a joy and privilege to include her in our family. Dae is in fourth grade.

  • Portrait of Duey

    Duey February 25, 2002

    Duey's family history is heartbreaking and tragic. Her father abandoned her mother and their two little girls. Shortly afterwards, their mother was killed in a traffic accident. The sisters lived with their extremely poor grandmother until they came to live at GMFT. She is a delightful child, and it is a joy and a privilege to include her in our family. Duey is in 6th grade.

  • Portrait of James

    James February 23, 2003

    James' parents are not poor by Thai standards but are somewhat preoccupied with their own lives and occupations. He has thrived during his time with us and loves living in Bethlehem House with Noot and the other staff. An intelligent boy, James has underperformed in his studies to date. We are encouraging him to take advantage of the opportunities living at GMFT provides him. James is in sixth grade.

  • Portrait of Non

    Non August 5, 2005

    One of two siblings, Non’s parents are divorced, and his mother’s current partner is a westerner. His family is extremely poor even by Thai standards. He is a strong-willed little boy who has been scolded far too much in the past. He has leadership potential and responds enthusiastically to the love and confirmation he receives in Bethlehem House. Non is in third grade.

  • Portrait of Noon

    Noon March 15, 2002

    Noon's poor and hard-working parents love her and her two younger siblings. Non, her younger brother, has also come to live in Bethlehem. She is a delightful sixth-grader, intelligent and considerate towards others. Noon has definite leadership ability and is a good example to the other children. She enjoys joining in sports and other fun activities.

  • Portrait of Praewa

    Praewa July 17, 2004

    Praewa's mother has had numerous partners since her father died when she was three. She has one sibling. Praewa comes from abject poverty and an unhealthy home environment. She is a lovable, intelligent and inquisitive little fourth-grader and settled into Bethlehem House very quickly, enthusiastically joining in with all the activities.

  • Portrait of Prae Yai

    Prae Yai March 3, 2002

    Prae Yai is the only child of a couple who are laborers in Bangkok. She lives with her grandmother, who loves her. It has taken her a little while to adjust to living with us and joining in the activities. She is a clever girl who has a reading ability beyond other children her age. We are delighted she is a member of our family and are confident she will gain much from the love and nurture she is receiving. Prae Yai is in sixth grade.

  • Portrait of Somjit

    Somjit April 2, 2005

    Somjit lives with her mother and her alcoholic father. She is a lovely, clever, little girl with above-average leadership ability. Somjit has adjusted well to living with Noot and the children in Bethlehem House. Confident that she will gain much from the love and mentoring she receives at GMFT, we are encouraging her to spend time with her older sister in Bethel House to help foster their relationship. Somjit is in grade four.

  • Portrait of Somoo

    Somoo October 8, 2004

    Somoo's parents are divorced, and her mother has a new partner who refused to allow her to live with them. She lives with her grandmother, who is an alcoholic. A considerate and hard-working fourth-grader, Somoo has settled quickly into Bethlehem House. She makes friends easily and joins in happily in the activities and games. We are delighted to have her as a member of the family and are confident it will be a life-changing experience for her.

  • Portrait of Win

    Win January 7, 2004

    Win's parents are poor vegetable farmers, and he has three siblings. Despite their poverty they showed kindness to a little girl who was living in very sad circumstances. She has since come to live with us, also. He is a delightful and intelligent fifth-grader, considerate towards others and diligent in any task he is given. He has settled quickly into Bethlehem House and makes friends easily.

  • Portrait of Andrew

    Andrew January 17, 2005

    Andrew lives with his parents and his older sibling in a village bordering on the Cambodian border. He is a lovely little fourth-grader, polite, agreeable, and gets on with others very well. An avid soccer player, Andrew has settled into Bethlehem house very quickly and loves being at GMFT.

  • Portrait of Dear

    Dear February 21, 2005

    Dear’s parents are extremely poor and live in a mountain-top village in Chiang Mai province. She has two older brothers; one is also at Grace, and one is a down-syndrome boy who lives with his parents. Dear is a delightful, intelligent, inquisitive third-grader. She has settled into Bethlehem very well and makes friends easily. We are confident that she will thrive with the love, nurture and training she receives here.

  • Portrait of Maetii

    Maetii July 2, 2004

    Maetii’s parents eke out a living growing vegetables in his mountainside Akha tribal village. He is a pleasant fourth-grader of average academic ability and will benefit greatly from the extra tuition he will receive from GMFT staff. He has settled in very well and loves playing soccer with the other boys.

  • Portrait of Ming

    Ming July 20, 2005

    Ming, the second of three children, lives with her parents. They are debt-ridden rice farmers, and her father seeks odd laboring jobs. She is a lovely, intelligent third-grader who is eager to learn. Ming gets on well with the other children in Bethlehem.

  • Portrait of Ning

    Ning May 30, 2004

    Ning’s father has passed away, and she lives with her mother and two younger siblings in a village near the Cambodian border. Fourth-grader Ning is delightful, intelligent and vivacious. She is eager to learn and will benefit greatly from the emphasis on education at GMFT. She has settled in well and gets along with the other children in Bethlehem House.

  • Portrait of Pim

    Pim April 27, 2004

    Pim’s parents live in their mountain-top village and eke out an existence growing vegetables. Her sister, Yupa, is also receiving an education scholarship from GM. Pim is an intelligent, strong-willed, teachable fourth-grader. She gets on well with the other children in Bethlehem. We are confident she will thrive under the love and nurture she receives at Grace.

  • Portrait of Saa

    Saa August 27, 2004

    Saa’s mother is deceased; she and her older sister live with their aged grandparents. She is a delightful, quiet and pleasant fourth-grader. Saa gets on well with the other children at GMFT and has settled into Bethlehem very well. We are delighted to be able to give her the love and nurture that will prove to be life changing for her. The GMFT staff is giving her extra tuition in her weak subjects.

  • Portrait of Thii-Lek

    Thii-Lek December 25, 2006

    Thii-Lek is an only child who was abandoned by his parents. He lives with his auntie. He is what a little boy should be if at all possible: fun-loving and mischievous at times. Thii-Lek is in second grade and enjoys playing, eating, and sleeping. He has settled into GMFT very well.

  • Portrait of Dton-Cao

    Dton-Cao November 28, 2005

    Dton-Cao’s parents separated recently, and she lives with her auntie. Her father abandoned her, and Dton-Cao refused to live with her mother and her foreign partner. She is a delightful, confident, intelligent third-grader. She makes friends easily and has settled into the children’s home very well.

  • Portrait of Naem

    Naem May 12, 2005

    Naem is an only child. She has lived with her grandmother since her parents separated and abandoned her. A delightful, confident, third-grader, Naem gets on well with the other children. She is eager to learn and loves living in the children’s home.

  • Portrait of Danai

    Danai February 20, 2007

    Danai and his older brother were abandoned by their parents and living with their grandmother and her most recent partner. They joined the GMFT family to escape a dangerous and violent environment. We are delighted to offer Danai the love, nurture, and safety he has never known.

  • Portrait of Wiwat

    Wiwat September 14, 2006

    Wiwat and his younger brother were abandoned by their parents and living with their grandmother and her most recent partner. They have joined the GMFT family to escape a dangerous and violent environment. We are delighted to offer this boy the love, nurture, and safety he has never known.

  • Portrait of Yonah

    Yonah July 21, 2009

    Yonah was abandoned by his parents as a child and they have never contacted him since. He lives with his grandparents in a tiny village in Chiang Rai province. He is a delightful little boy and everyone loves him. He is intelligent and inquisitive and gets along with the other children very well. He likes cycling and playing soccer and is full of mischief and fun.

  • Portrait of A-Yang

    A-Yang January 6, 2004

    Her parents are evangelists to their tribe and GMFT supports them financially. She has three older siblings and one of her older brothers is one of our college students. A-yang is a very cute little girl and everyone loves her. She is settling well into the children’s home and enjoys cyclin, art and playing games with her friends.

  • Portrait of Amos

    Amos April 8, 2008

    He lives with his mother and sister and his step-father in the tiny mountainside village in Phetchabun province. His parents grow corn in their village. His sister is a current recipient of a GMFT scholarship also. He is a delightful little boy and has wanted to live at GMFT for the past two years. We were reluctant to have him separate from his parents until now. He is settling in very well in Bethlehem house and joins in all the activities.

  • Portrait of Bai-Dtoey

    Bai-Dtoey February 3, 2009

    She lives with her parents and younger brother in their tribal village in Chiang Mai province. Her parents eke out an existence through renting a small plot of land and growing vegetables on it. She is a shy, delightful little girl and everyone loves her. She is settling in well at GMFT and makes friends easily. She enjoys playing games with the other children and watching cartoons.

  • Portrait of Faa-Sai

    Faa-Sai March 22, 2009

    Her parents work as laborers in a faraway province. They return to their village once a year. She lives with her grandmother. She has a younger half-sister. It was imperative that she came to live at GMFT as she was not safe in her village. She is a lovely child, intelligent and considerate of others. She has settled into GMFT very well and has made friends easily. She enjoys cycling and playing with her friends.

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