Monthly Archives: March 2016

Angel of the Week: Thangkhanmuan

Angels 027Meet Thangkhanmuan, one of the newest and youngest children at Angels' Place.

This sweet little boy lost both of his parents by the time he was 5 years old.  When his mother died last year, he remembers feeling completely helpless.  "I have no one to take care of me." was all he could think about. Even before losing his mother, he remembers a very hard life where he cried a lot.  "We were hungry most of the time.  We often fell sick."

Fortunately, for Thangkhanmuan, some relatives brought him to Angel's Place and things began to change, for the better.  Slowly, he is coming out of the despair that hung over him like a dark cloud.  Now, life brings him more things to smile about...friends to play with in a safe environment, a good school, a warm bed to sleep in, nourishing meals and people he can count on to make sure he thrives.  He will need a great deal of TLC over the next few years, but the staff at Angels' Place is confident he will make a successful happy life for himself now that he is getting the care he needs.   Thanks to his sponsors and the James Connection donors, they will have the resources necessary to continue to provide this care until he is able to make it on his own.

Thangkhanmuan no longer despairs over having no one to take care of him.  He does not worry about going hungry, or whether he will have a place to sleep at night or someone to hold his hand when he is afraid.

Today, he plays and studies and draws (one of his favorite past times) with a carefree smile, as all 6 year old children should.

There are hundreds of children like Thangkhanmuan who don't have the basic needs every child must have to thrive.  You can help make room for them at Angels' Place by visiting our Ways to Help page.


Angel of the Week: Lamneichong

Lawmching&Lamnei 022When Lamneichong was 2 years old, her father died and her mother remarried a man who did not want another child.  In her words..."I had no where to go."

Fortunately, her grandfather was willing to take her in, though he was struggling to care of his own needs, let alone those of a young child.  She remembers her early childhood as being "lonely and fearful".  With no memory of her father and a mother she never saw, she felt abandoned and alone.  Though her grandfather loved her, he was not able to provide for her as a family should.  Soon, he became too old and things got really tough.  Finally, with no other options, he brought Lamneichong to Angel's Place in 2010.

Now, living at the orphanage, this beautiful 16 year old is thriving.  The life of fear and loneliness is fading, being replaced with one rich in friendship, warmth, healthy food and the hope for a successful future a good education provides.  In school, her favorite subject is Science and in her free time she enjoys playing with her many friends, singing and dancing.  Though the sadness of losing her parents will always be with her, she is building new healthy and loving relationships that will carry her through her youth.  Most importantly, she is building a foundation of hope for her future, whatever she decides to do in life.

Lamneichong wants the world to know how grateful she is for her sponsors and the loving Christian home she has at Angel's Place.  Her life will be forever changed because of the kindness and generosity they have shown.

There are hundreds of children like Lamneichong on the waiting list to get into Angel's Place.  You can help make room for them by visiting our Ways to Help page now.

Angel of the Week: Manglalthuam

DSC_0037Looking at the bright smile on this young boy's face, you would never know the hardship and sadness he has endured.  Yet, it was only last year he came to Angels' Place lonely and scared.

When Manglalthuam was 5 years old, his father died, leaving his mother alone to care for her child.  He describes this time in his life as very lonely.  His mother was often sick and could not work and there were many days when they had nothing to eat.  In his words:  "My life was tough.  I used to cry a lot."

Now, living at Angels' Place, the tough times are becoming distant memories. Everyday, he finds comfort in knowing he will get three solid meals and he no longer fears going hungry.  He has many friends who keep him busy playing in the afternoon and he loves singing songs with them in the evening devotional time.  Getting a good education is very important to Manglalthuam (his favorite subject is Social Studies), and he works hard at his studies when he is not enjoying reading and playing football during his free time.  His new life is full of hope, joy, love, and friendship...all comforting remedies to heal the loneliness and fear of his early childhood.  This is what Angels' Place is all about...healing young lives so they can have hope for a brighter future.

Manglalthuam wants the world to know he is "a good boy" who is very thankful for his sponsors because they have made a new life possible for him.  Whether it's being a football player (soccer player) or joining the army, he is confident life has promise for whatever path he chooses.  Most importantly, he knows he is not alone!

So many children, just like Manglalthuam, are struggling with overwhelming loneliness and despair.  All they need is a little boost to pull themselves up to a better place.  Angels' Place can help, but we just don't have the room for the hundreds still on our waiting list.  Visit our Ways to Help page to learn how you can be part of the solution.