LCH Orphan Care
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Women's Conference

Women's Conference 2018

all that I am, and so much more.

THE INFLUENTIAL WOMAN // MNMR WMNS CONF 2018

 
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THE INFLUENTIAL WOMAN  Tote Bag   

TIW TOTE

With your purchase of a THE INFLUENTIAL WOMAN tote, you will also gift another tote to a woman in Myanmar. Your support and generosity will touch the hearts and lives of these women who will be able to use this tote daily. The tote will serve as a regular reminder of how much the women in Myanmar are valued and the influence they have on those around them. Totes printed by Mesa Made in Costa Mesa, CA. 

PRICE: $25.00 (one for you + one for a woman in myanmar)

SHIPPING: $5.00 flat fee / FREE PICK UP

** please indicate in the notes:

1) the quantity

2) if you would like your tote shipped OR IF YOU WILL pick it up at one of our free pick up locations: Cottonwood Church, Los Alamitos / FLDWRK, Costa Mesa.

 

 

Meet The Team

 Rose Han - Team Leader (8th trip)   >  SUPPORT ROSE'S TRIP     I am honored to serve with this incredible team of ladies God so perfectly brought together for such a time as this!   I've helped lead our last 2 women's conferences as well as our last 3 Christmas teams. I am passionate about building lasting relationships with our friends in Myanmar and helping discover opportunities for our partners and children to thrive. My favorite thing is witnessing how the pure love exchanged between our teams and the people in Myanmar leaves such a transformational impact on both sides. It's truly a privilege to be a part of the work God is doing in Myanmar. 

Rose Han - Team Leader (8th trip)

SUPPORT ROSE'S TRIP

I am honored to serve with this incredible team of ladies God so perfectly brought together for such a time as this! I've helped lead our last 2 women's conferences as well as our last 3 Christmas teams. I am passionate about building lasting relationships with our friends in Myanmar and helping discover opportunities for our partners and children to thrive. My favorite thing is witnessing how the pure love exchanged between our teams and the people in Myanmar leaves such a transformational impact on both sides. It's truly a privilege to be a part of the work God is doing in Myanmar. 

 Lisa Burington (5th trip)   >  SUPPORT LISA'S TRIP     My family and I have spent our last four Christmases in Myanmar loving on the orphans of the LCH Network. I have such love and respect for the leaders who sacrifice everything to nourish those around them. So grateful to God to be part of this incredible team, linking  arms with our Myanmar sisters, taking ground for His Kingdom!

Lisa Burington (5th trip)

SUPPORT LISA'S TRIP

My family and I have spent our last four Christmases in Myanmar loving on the orphans of the LCH Network. I have such love and respect for the leaders who sacrifice everything to nourish those around them. So grateful to God to be part of this incredible team, linking  arms with our Myanmar sisters, taking ground for His Kingdom!

 Tammy Dominik (1st trip)   >  SUPPORT TAMMY'S TRIP     Myanmar has been on my heart for quite some time and I am excited to finally have the opportunity to go and use my God-given talents to enrich the lives of the people in Myanmar. My biggest passions are teaching and gemology. I have a background in teaching, and I am motivated to help give the children in Myanmar the opportunity and future they deserve. My current career as a gemologist and jewelry designer is what first brought my attention to the realities of the hardships the people endure in Myanmar, since some of the finest gems come from Myanmar. As someone who has traded and benefitted from Myanmar’s natural resources, I am devoted to giving back to the community there. I am excited to pour love into the women of Myanmar and also to share practical business knowledge and advice to help them build a sustainable future for themselves.

Tammy Dominik (1st trip)

SUPPORT TAMMY'S TRIP

Myanmar has been on my heart for quite some time and I am excited to finally have the opportunity to go and use my God-given talents to enrich the lives of the people in Myanmar. My biggest passions are teaching and gemology. I have a background in teaching, and I am motivated to help give the children in Myanmar the opportunity and future they deserve. My current career as a gemologist and jewelry designer is what first brought my attention to the realities of the hardships the people endure in Myanmar, since some of the finest gems come from Myanmar. As someone who has traded and benefitted from Myanmar’s natural resources, I am devoted to giving back to the community there. I am excited to pour love into the women of Myanmar and also to share practical business knowledge and advice to help them build a sustainable future for themselves.

 Kia Octaviano (3rd trip)   >  SUPPORT KIA'S TRIP

Kia Octaviano (3rd trip)

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 Gracie Guttierrez 

Gracie Guttierrez 

 Amanda Maldonado (1st trip)

Amanda Maldonado (1st trip)

 Elle Floyd

Elle Floyd

 Donna Carr (14th trip)   This will be my 14th trip to Myanmar. Initially, I thought it would only be a one-time trip, but I didn’t realize I’d leave a large part of my heart over there! I have served as trip leader 2 times, as well as leading 3 Church Planter Conferences. I also spent a month in Yangon, working with the Franklin Graham team preparing for the huge festival they were holding in 2016. I am retired as Director of 3 Social Service Agencies. My background is the mental health field. I have never served at a Women’s Conference, and when this opportunity arose, I was excited. I had turned down a few other mission opportunities, but I felt God’s call on this one. I’m also excited to serve with my new ‘sisters’ from California!

Donna Carr (14th trip)

This will be my 14th trip to Myanmar. Initially, I thought it would only be a one-time trip, but I didn’t realize I’d leave a large part of my heart over there! I have served as trip leader 2 times, as well as leading 3 Church Planter Conferences. I also spent a month in Yangon, working with the Franklin Graham team preparing for the huge festival they were holding in 2016. I am retired as Director of 3 Social Service Agencies. My background is the mental health field. I have never served at a Women’s Conference, and when this opportunity arose, I was excited. I had turned down a few other mission opportunities, but I felt God’s call on this one. I’m also excited to serve with my new ‘sisters’ from California!

 

 

Mission

Partnering with women in Myanmar, helping them realize their precious worth and unique gifts and talents, and encouraging them to step into the fullness of what God has called them to be. We will be hosting a 3-day women's conference where the ladies will receive spiritual encouragement and practical tools that will carry a lasting impact. While also fostering a healthy community of empowered women who support one another and make a positive dynamic difference in other women's lives. 

Where Are We Going?  We will be traveling over 8,000 miles to Love Children's Home Orphanage located in the Hmawbi Township of Yangon, Myanmar. 

What Are The Dates?  August 28th - September 7th, 2018  

Who Will We Be Working With?  The Love Children's Home Orphanage network consists of 12 homes that care for over 500 children from all over Myanmar. Each of these homes have mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and friends who truly are the heart and soul of the network. Some of these women grew up as orphans in the network themselves. They've dedicated their lives to care for and nurture hundreds of orphaned children. They cook, clean, help with homework, wipe tears, teach, pray, plant vegetable gardens, sew, mentor, sacrifice, and love with their whole beings. Their strength is unmatched. For a few days, we will be able to give these ladies some time to gather together and be refreshed. Additionally, there are missionaries, teachers, leaders, college students, widows, and women in the local village that will be attending the conference. Last year, we had approximately 150 women in attendance.  

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Where In The World Is Myanmar?

 

Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar borders 5 other countries and 2 bodies of water — China, Laos, Thailand, Bangladesh, India, the Andaman Sea, and the Bay of Bengal.

Yangon (ရန်ကုန်), located in the lower part of Myanmar, is the country's largest city with with a population of 5.21 million (United Nations, 2014). It is the most important commercial centre of Myanmar and holds the famous golden Shwedagon Paya, the largest Buddhist pagoda in the world.

 

 

Intro To Myanmar

Myanmar, also commonly known as Burma, has an estimated population of 51.4 million, consisting of diverse ethnic groups speaking over 100 languages and dialects. Myanmar was occupied by British in 1885 and gained Independence in 1948. The nation was under the rule of an oppressive military junta from 1962–2011. Aung San Suu Kyi led the National League for Democracy (NLD) to a majority win in Myanmar's first openly contested election in 25 years in November 2015. Myanmar is an agricultural country, and the agriculture sector is the backbone of its economy. The agriculture sector contributes to 37.8% of GDP, accounts for 25-30% of total export earnings, and employs 70% of the labor force. Myanmar is ranked 150 out of 187 countries on the Human Development Index and poverty levels are at an estimated 26% of the population. Poverty is twice as high in rural areas where 70% of the population lives. 

SHWEDAGON

 

Population: Approximately 51.4 million

Primary Language: Burmese

Primary Religion: Buddhism 

Currency: Kyat

Capital: Nay Pyi Taw

National Sport: Chinlone

Major Ethinc Groups: Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, Chin, Mon, Rakhine, Shan, and Bamar (the dominant group, nearly 70% of the population)