David Faced His Goliaths, but God Is Victorious

David and Goliath

David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword and with a spear and with a javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.’ (1 Samuel 17:45)

David and Goliath

One of the kids living at CFPM is called David too, and his favorite Bible account is about David and Goliath. He said,

I like this story because David is very confident. He doesn’t have any fear of the giant Goliath.

And our little David at CFPM has faced his Goliaths throughout his young life. It’s no surprise this Bible account is an encouragement to him.

Young David Has Faced a Hard Life

Young David

David shortly after he first arrived to CFPM

David used to live with his family in a village in Thailand. He lived with his grandmother and grandfather, aunt, uncle, and other relatives. They didn’t send David to school very often. He was used to working in the village more than studying.

His mother is in prison in Thailand for 25 years. His father is Burmese and he cannot come to stay in Thailand. The father has a new wife in Myanmar as well.

David Has Experienced Life Transformation

So David came to CFPM in 2008 and since then has experienced remarkable life transformation. David said,

I get to have a warm family, good parents, and I have learned many experiences of life from the role models that God gave me through CFPM. And I have a lot of brothers and sisters. I am very thankful to God.

David now

A current picture of David

At CFPM the children are taken care of physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And they are taught the gospel from the loving caretakers that work and live there. This is an opportunity they may not otherwise have had and we praise God for the way He works mightily in these kids’ lives.

Will you pray with us that God continues to work by bringing more kids to CFPM and saving them through His Word?

About Child and Family Prison Ministry

Child and Family Prison Ministry (CFPM) is a home in Thailand for children whose parents are in prison either for life or long enough that the children will be adults by the time the parents are released.

The Need

In Thailand, when a mother is arrested and put into prison, a child under 1 year of age will be sent to live with her in prison. Therefore, the child will have no opportunity to live in a normal family. When a child living in a prison under the control of prison officials turns 1 year old, he or she will be separated from their mother. Siblings will be separated and sent to an orphanage, a children’s home, or back to live with relatives. Most of these children are not provided care, some are ill treated, and all are at risk for abuse, human trafficking, or being forced into prostitution.

The Solution

The mission of Child and Family Prison Ministry is to stop the cycle of neglect, abuse, child labor, and forced prostitution. CFPM provides hope for these children. With parents’ consent and permission, the foundation can legally provide care for their children. Every child in the care of CFPM lives in a warm, caring, loving, and safe family with healthy food, a good education, and good health provision.Each CFPM home is limited to hosting a maximum of nine children so that each child can be cared for individually. The foundation also realizes and values the significance of the relationship between the biological mother/father and the child. CFPM tries to maintain that important relationship by providing opportunities for the children to visit their parents in prison as much as possible. In addition, the foundation values keeping siblings together.