CH URC supports the Suk Jai children’s home in the village of Mai Gone,
near the city of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand.
The Rev Abel Sairattanyu and his wife run 6~7 Christian churches, and the orphanage, in the Golden Triangle border area with Myanmar (Burma) infamous for opium production. The diffuse mountainous area is the stronghold of six culturally distinct peoples – the Karen, Hmong, Mien, Lahu, Akha and Lisu – struggling to maintain the integrity of their beliefs and way of life whilst shunned by both Burma and the western orientated government in Thailand.
Please click on the links below to find out about the orphanage.
Click on the boxes above to read past news reports from Rev Abel in Mae Gone – Adobe PDF File
Then in August 2005, 4 of our church members Drs. Stephen and Karen Huang along with Alison and Bernie Stevens travelled to Mae Gone as part of a Medical Mission to assist with the work of the orphanage.
In late 2003 one of our members Mr Bill Davies and his wife Wantana travelled within Thailand to see the work being carried out at Mae Gone – to see his report of the trip click here –
In 2003 we decided that one of our fund raising charities should be in support of an orphanage project at Mae Gone in the northern mountains of Thailand.