Brief History of LCH
Love Children's Home was founded by a couple who loves God, Peter Za Hlun Thang and his lovely wife Rebecca Sun Zing in 1995 with 20 children under a tiny bamboo hut built on a land they rented in Yangon, Myanmar. Although food and resources were scarce, the orphanage was birthed in unwavering love. Thus came the name: LOVE Children's Home.
For years, LCH struggled to provide for the growing orphanage. The children survived off of scraps at the local street markets and poor-quality rice. At one point, the leaders of the orphanage, Peter Thang and his wife sold their wedding bands to buy food for the children and to be able to continue the ministry. They made a vow that they will not make or buy new wedding rings and decided to make the Lord Jesus Christ as the center of their marriage, as a representative of the ring. The Lord has blessed the ministry manyfold since that time.
Love Children’s Home has grown rapidly over the years. Since the start of the orphanage in 1995, Peter and Rebecca have seen over 100 of their children grow up, finish school, and move on to start their adult lives. Today, the LCH births 12 network orphanages across the nation of Myanmar that collectively care for 500+ children. Orphans are accepted from all different regions and backgrounds. Since the very beginning, the vision for the children remains the same: “they may have life, and have it abundantly”.
WHERE WE SERVE
Continent: Asia (Southeast Asia)
Country: Republic of the Union of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)
Located in Southeast Asia, Myanmar borders 5 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 5.1 million (2014). It is the most important commercial centre of Myanmar and holds the famous golden Shwedagon Paya, the largest Buddhist pagoda in the world.