We are grateful for God’s protection and provision over House of Grace Thailand. Over the past month, the staff and girls have personally experienced Covid. Thirty percent of the home tested positive for Covid, and the entire campus has instituted additional procedures and protocols from the Thailand Minister of Health. Several girls were quarantined at a local hotel upon order of the health minister. We are grateful for the staff at House of Grace. The entire team went above and beyond, from serving meals in separate areas to morning exercise, medication distribution, and online learning during final exams.
We are grateful that in almost two years of this global crisis, our girls and the staff at House of Grace have not been personally affected until now. Most of all, we are grateful that everyone is well.
Our prayer is that when the girls and staff look back on this time in history, their most vivid memories will be of tents in the gym, take-away meals in the grass, and hotel stays on huge beds piled high with pillows.
We pray that they also remember all of the blessings God has given them during these unprecedented times. When the House of Grace alumni were the first people to help with whatever was needed, God showed our girls that He has provided them with sisters of all ages who love and support them. When public school teachers and staff prayed and brought gift bags to the home and hotel, God showed the girls that He has put people in their lives who care for them and worry about their future. Through the help of Thai government authorities, God provided testing for Covid and a safe place to recover. With all of these blessings, God reminded our girls that while their birth families may be unpredictable and insecure, He has provided them with a place of security, love, and faith at House of Grace.
This time in history has brought many changes to people’s lives worldwide. We are grateful for a Savior who turns bad things into good. We know that the presence of suffering does not mean the absence of God. We are thankful for the prayers of protection over the home. We are grateful for your financial support that made it possible to purchase test kits, medication, tents, and all of the modifications needed to meet government regulations. God has brought us through this crisis stronger, confident, and courageous in our faith in His ability to meet all the needs of the girls placed in our care.