House of Grace
1997 Pastor Kitisak Limtanakoonchai and his wife Jariya who had been caring for people with AIDS in the community opened their home to two orphans who had no one to care for them.
2001 They were given temporary use of an old school building four miles from Chantaburi town to house Kitsak’s family and the growing number of orphans.
2003 Pastor Kitisak became legal guardian of the children at the House of Grace.
2004 Purchase of 5 acres of land for permanent home location.
2006 Plans for building finally passed. A local contractor's tenders accepted. A service of praise, thanksgiving and prayer was held on site and construction commenced the next day.
2007 Most of the main buildings are completed and the 'HoG' family moved into their new home.
2007 The number of orphaned children reached 44 (2-17 years). Of these, 18 are HIV positive. Two small buildings behind the school provide temporary refuge for HIV infected widows who help in the Home and care for ill children. Work commenced on a permanent home for the House of Grace in December 2006.
2008 The number of orphaned children has reached 49. Two local projects have been launched aimed at improving self-sufficiency.
The House of Grace is located in Chantaburi province, 150 miles SE of Bangkok, where the incidence of people with HIV/AIDS is one of the highest in Thailand.
The House of Grace Child Foundation (HGCF), recently registered under the Thailand Ministry of Culture, is the only non-government organization in the province involved in AIDS care and prevention activities.
"Most Saturdays, people from nearby Chantaburi town visit the House of Grace, bringing food for the children. There are donations of rice and other necessities.
We are most grateful to friends who continue donating towards the daily operational expenses and other urgent needs at the House of Grace.
The House of Grace budget will undoubtedly increase as the children grow older and AIDS prevention programmes expand in local schools. For this reason, we have initiated two 'income generating' projects:
a) Orchid Project
b) Goat Project
VOLUNTEERS: Anyone with experience in orchid cultivation or raising goats are greatly needed. CONTACT HERE
The House of Grace Child Foundation (HGCF)
The HGCF is registered in Thailand under the Ministry of Culture, Registration number T.5/2548 and is a partner of ACET Thailand which is a member of the ACET International Alliance.
Pastor Kitisak Limtanakoonchai receives encouragement and support from the Scandinavian Pentecostal Mission (SPM) along with the AIDS Care Education and Training (ACET) Thailand.
The work at the House of Grace Child Foundation is overseen by a local board of trustees and working committee members.
Please pray for:
• Kitisak, his wife Jariya, staff, children and widows at the House of Grace
• The health of the 18 HIV+ children at House of Grace, most are on anti-retroviral drugs (free from local health department)
• The HGCF Board/Working Committee as they support, encourage, and advise Kitisak & Jariya.