REFUGEE AID PROJECTS
Listed below are the refugee camps and areas where we have projects to care for war refugees.
MAE LA MUU REFUGEE CAMP
MAE LA OON REFUGEE CAMP
ET INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE’S (IDP) CAMP
KT REFUGEE CHILDREN’S HOME
SOUTH KAREN STATE HIKING CAMP
FREEDOM HOUSE FOR KARENNI REFUGEE CHILDREN
KACHIN IDP RELOCATION CAMPS
We have named our children’s home “Shekinah” which means “The Glory of God.”
SKEKINAH MAE LA MUU
This was the first children’s home that we supported. The caretaker was a new Christian who wanted to do something to help his Karen people, so he took in these war refugee children. He wanted to run a Christian home, but because he was a new Christian he didn’t feel he had a ministry to teach the Bible, so along with short Bible studies, he had the children worship and pray every morning and every night. Because of this the people at the camp were upset with him, calling him and his children the “Hallelujah” people. When we met the children’s home leader, he was desperate, because the camp had actually cut off food to him and his children, because of their stand to worship Jesus. So we stood with him and began to feed them so they could continue to worship freely. Now after a few years, people in the camp say they feel the presence of God when the kids worship. Hallelujah! We are supporting 150 children in this camp.
SKEKINAH MAE LA OON
Shekinah Mae La Oon was the second refugee children's home that we supported This camp is very close to Mae La Muu. There are 16,000 refugees in this camp. CFE is caring for 60 refugee children in this home.
SHEKINAH ET - IDP CHILDREN’S HOME
There is another children's home that we support that is still in Myanmar. It's in an IDP village that we call ET. IDP stands for Internally Displaced People. This village is surrounded by mine fields to keep the Burmese Army from entering the village and killing the people. We are supporting forty children orphaned by the war.
SKEKINAH KT REFUGEE CHILDREN’S HOME
This is our third children's home and CFE built it outside of the official refugee camps. CFE is 100% responsible for the needs of these children. These children were living inside Myanmar when the Burmese Army attacked their village where we had just built a school. In the village were only 9 Karen soldiers, 90 children, and 8 teachers. The Burmese Army attacked one night with about 100 soldiers. They came into the village shooting. By the grace of God none of the Christian Karen soldiers and none of the children or staff were injured, and they all escaped to Thailand. We now support these children in a safer location. This region of Karen State was never evangelized, so we are blessed to be able to evangelize these children. They also worship morning and evening and they love Jesus deeply. We have 55 children at KT.
FREEDOM HOUSE -
KARENNI REFUGEE CHILDREN’S HOME
Freedom House is a children's home in the Karreni refugee camp. The Karenni are also called Red Karen and Kayah. These refugees come from Kayah State. Their state is still a conflict zone that is not safe. There isn't a large amount of fighting now, but because of previous battles, the people have become very poor and schools are not available in many areas. In the camp the children are safe from the war, they are fed, they are loved, they attend school, and they learn about Jesus. We care for about 90 children in this home.
SOUTH KAREN STATE HIKING CAMP
We call this area the "Hiking Camp," because we have to hike in over one hour to reach the people. We also call it “South Camp.” We are helping IDPs in this area who get no other support. To the left is a picture of some of the aid brought in. These people live in Myanmar and they have to be ready to run from the Burmese Army at any time. Many of these people are Christians, and they are so blessed by our visits, because they know they are not forgotten. During these visits we have also brought these people Bibles, hymnals, and have taught them from God’s Word.