Pastor Suphot Phanon and his wife, Dtukay, have led the Chiang Rai Children’s Home in northern Thailand for almost 20 years. At the home, more than 140 girls and boys are given an opportunity to escape the clutches of poverty and the growing recruitment of tribal children into the sex trade.

Children at the home receive consistent, loving care. They are fed, clothed and placed in good local schools. After graduation they can enroll in local colleges or the Chiang Rai Vocational Centre to train for a job and a normal life. Well over 95 percent of children who come to the home go on to productive adulthood and avoid the degradation so many others face. Almost every child demonstrates a personal and growing relationship with Jesus Christ, and many of them choose to study for the ministry at local AG study centers or through Global University materials online.

Pastors and missionaries have played a vital role in starting and maintaining the home. Currently, Asia’s Little Ones, an AG World Missions ministry, coordinates these efforts by keeping the program moving forward and making sure the children have what they need. Over the years these faithful supporters have saved hundreds of young lives from almost certain “red light ruin.”