LOCATION: Thailand/Burma

FOREVER FOUND PARTNER: Life Impact International

MISSION: "Impact our world... one life at a time with the love and power of Jesus Christ!"

The goal of Life Impact International is to care for "at-risk" children, bringing them into a home and environment where they will be loved and find healing. For the first time they are safe and free to be a kids again! The organization's desire is to create homes where the kids can leave their memories of war, exploitation, and abuse behind them and enter into a new life with God.  

Life Impact is unique, in that they have "family style" homes where the children live in small groups with house parents, much like foster homes here in the US. They receive rescued victims from a network of organizations, pastors, leaders in the community, and from a local clinic. Their rescue homes are currently on the Thailand/Burma border -- where many children are taken from and sold into Bangkok to be sexually abused and exploited. At the rescue homes, the children receive the care that they need and also gain life skills, such as reading, writing, sewing, and loom weaving.

"In this border town the streets are full of children begging or digging in the trash for food and recyclables. Abuse is a common occurrence and many of these children will end up being sold or trafficked down to Bangkok, and inevitably they will end up in child prostitution or another form of slave labor. But one thing is certain, the children we are able to rescue will forever be safe from harm and have a secure and wonderful future ahead of them!" -- Lana Vasquez, Founder and President

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