August 08, 2012

Hope for a New Life in Thailand

David L. Meyer – CEO Hand of Hope

This is Maleewan and her son, First. Maleewan is 15 years old. At the age of 14, under heavy pressure from her parents to contribute financially to the household, she took a job in a casino in her village of Pan located in the northern part of Thailand. Casinos are against the law in Thailand, but there are many of them throughout the country that provide not only gambling but sex with young girls as well.

Maleewan was sexually exploited and abused by many different men at the casino – becoming pregnant she was forced to leave. A local pastor heard of her situation, took her in during her pregnancy and referred her to the Gabrielle House after First was born. Fully funded by Joyce Meyer Ministries—Hand of Hope, Gabrielle House was created in 2010 as a much needed solution to rescue victims of human trafficking in Thailand and provide a pathway to a new life of safety, stability and productive employment.

Upon her arrival at the Gabrielle house, Maleewan stated she was a strong Buddhist, but it wasn’t long before her heart was changed and she asked Jesus to be a part of her life. Maleewan’s life is changed and she now has hope for a better future. Thank you for helping us rescue Maleewan, and many other children like her, and giving them all an opportunity for a much better life.

Hand of Hope is the missions arm of Joyce Meyer Ministries. Our goal is simply to help as many hurting people as we possibly can, to alleviate human suffering and to help Christians grow in their faith.

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