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Last updated: October 28, 2022

October 28, 2022

Happy fall! Please enjoy this update from Pastor Tonglen. Thank you so much for your support!

How do you show your kids that you love them without using words?

With a big hug!

Update on John

This will be your last update on John! He has graduated with a degree in tourism and is looking for a job. We are so proud of him. Please join us in praying for John as he moves on from Boaz support.
Age: 23
Hobbies: Reading and writing
Strengths: Cleaning the house and looking after his little brothers
Dreams: John really wants to travel and make music
Prayer request: For a good job and for his spiritual growth
Below I’ve added a short video from an interview Maggie was able to do with John in India earlier this month.
Prayer Request
For Pastor Tonglen – For health and wisdom
For the kids – For their health, their salvation, and their studies
For India – For peace and harmony and for wisdom for government officials

October 25, 2022

Hi everyone! I wanted to share a bonus update with you. At the beginning of the month, we finally returned to India for the first time in three long years. It was such a huge blessing! Since we were able to visit the home that you support, I wanted to give you a brief update.

 The Agape kids have grown up so much! Taylor and Maggie spent one day with them while April and I led house parent training. They were able to get pictures and interviews, as well as play games, do a lesson, and hang out. Toward the end of the week, we all went to church with Agape and ate lunch at their home. 

 

For the two days that April and I were busy with training, Esther and Grace served as Maggie and Taylor’s guides. They helped them get to and from the homes they visited and interpreted for them as well. It was so special to be able to hire two young women who have grown up at Agape to do interpretation work for us. They’re truly really special kids. Thank you so much for your continued support.

September 8, 2022

 

How could your home be improved?
We need to update our documents and work hard to keep them current.

Update on Samuel

Age: 18
Strengths: Repairing electronic things
Hobbies: Listening to music
Dreams: He wants to be a soccer player.
Recent win: He was appointed the assistant sports secretary at his college
Prayer Request: For his salvation, studies, and health
Prayer Requests
For Pastor Tonglen and his family – For health and wisdom. And for his mother, who is not well.
For the children – For their salvation, studies, and health
For India – For peace and harmony

I hope you’re having a great summer so far. Please find Pastor Tonglen’s update below:

If you could relive one day from the past at your children’s home, which day would it be and why?
Pastor Tonglen misses the days when his children were small. They spent a lot of time playing in the rain and mud and with water balloons.

Update on Jonathan

Strengths: Jonathan is helpful and obedient.
Dreams: He wants to play professional soccer.
Recent win: He moved up from B-division soccer to A-division
Prayer Requests
For Pastor Tonglen – For his health and safety and for wisdom
For the children – For their salvation, their studies, and their future
For India – For peace

Last updated: April 5, 2022

Happy April! I hope you’re all having a lovely spring. Thank you so much for supporting Agape Children’s Home.

When asked, “If a reporter were to interview you about your children’s home, what would you want to be sure they wrote about?” Pastor Tonglen replied:
I would love them to write about what inspired me to start the children’s home [my own difficult upbringing], how the children were when they first came to our home, and how they’ve grown. Many are married and settled into family life. John has his [hospitality and tourism] degree and is looking for a good job. Abigail is about to graduate with her business degree. The other children are working hard in school. I am very proud of them.

Update on Jonathan

Age: 22
Most recent win: Jonathan finished his first semester of university.
Strengths: Jonathan is great at listening and helping out
Prayer: For his salvation and education
Prayer requests
For Pastor Tonglen – For good health, wisdom, and his mother’s health
For the children – To be wise in choosing their friends, for their salvation, and their studies
For India – For peace and harmony among the people and wisdom for the government

Last Updated: February 2, 2022

It’s a new year and you continue to be so faithful in your support! Thank you! Please see Pastor’s Tonglen’s update below:

Can you tell us about a specific challenge you saw God overcome for your home?
As the 3rd wave of COVID hit India, many of their neighbors got sick. By God’s grace, they have all stayed healthy.
 
Update on Esther
Age: 19
Hobbies: Listening to music
Talents: Nail art
Dreams: To be a journalist
Most recent win: She recently completed her first semester of journalism school
Prayer request: For her studies, her health, and her salvation
Prayer Requests
For Pastor Tonglen – For health, strength, and wisdom
For the kids – For their studies, especially for the youngest ones who are really struggling to be interested in online learning
For India – For the ongoing state elections