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Brandon Baker gets creative about philanthropy

downloadBrandon Baker had a great idea about participating in his neighborhood's garage sale and doing a little magic for the kids at Angels' Place at the same time.  He set up a table and performed magic tricks for donations collecting $30.60 to help find extra food for the kids during the unrest in their state.

Brandon's mom Tina says, "When we write to Thanglalson, Brandon usually write his own letter to him and then Thanglalson writes one back to us and a separate one to Brandon - its been so cool to see Brandon become more interested and compassionate towards others and for them to be able to 'talk' about soccer in their letters."

We think Brandon's pretty cool to be so creative and thoughtful.  What do you think your kids or grand kids might enjoy doing to similarly help kids less fortunate than they are?

For more information about how to donate money you or your kids raise for The James Connection, visit our Make a Donation page.  Or, just contact us.

Four New Angels Arrive

We have four new girls at our home.  They are (left to rigth) Chinlunmawi, Lianlalnem, Niangmalsawm and Neinunloi.  They all need the love, care, education, nourishment and nurture we give at Angels' Place.  We look forward to seeing them grow and progress in the coming months. Would you like to sponsor one of these lovely…
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Angels’ Place Has a New Building!

lydiashouse2As part of our 10 Year Celebration we dedicated a new building at Angels' Place in early 2015, Lydia's House.  Lydia's House is named after Lydia who is a woman who  became a Christian as a result of Paul's preaching in Philippi.  Lydia invited Paul and his companions to come stay in her house with the quote "If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house and stay."  Acts 16:15.  This quotation is on the plaque at the entrance to our new building.

Lydia's House provides much needed facilities for our children, inlcuding girls' dormitory, dining hall, kitchen, library, infirmary, study hall, studio for music and an auditorium that seats 500.  The auditorium also converts to a gymnasium.  As part of the festivities dedicating the building, we were entertained by three children's music groups and traditional dance performances, all directed by Sarah Burnell, our music teacher and choir director from Montreal.  560 attended the dedication and celebration of ten years of operation as an orphanage.  The crowd overflowed onto the porches and to outside ground.  It was inspiring to see the amazing talent and joy on these children's faces as they shared their love and passion for music.

Take a look at Sarah Burnell's blog for more pictures, some video and Sarah's moving account of working with the children at Angels' Place.  You don't want to miss it.

Many children are still waiting for a home like Angels' Place.  You can help them get there by visiting our Ways to Help page.

A New Name and a New Life

A Message from the Executive Director:  Jan Swensen I just returned from Angels' Place where I visited along with Jim Ice and Chris Zambito from Pittsburgh and Sarah Burnell from Montreal.  I had the privilege of talking to many of our children and hearing them tell me about themselves.  I would like to tell you…
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