May Learns About Jesus at CFPM


May is Su-nee’s younger sister. They have the same father, serving a life sentence in Chiang Rai prison, but different mothers. They both lived with their father’s mother in the village before coming to CFPM.  

May when she first came to CFPMMay came to CFPM in Thailand in 2009 when she was five years old. At that time, she couldn’t speak Thai at all (she could only speak Akha). She had also never been to school because her family was very poor and didn’t have enough of money to pay for school.

But May has come a long way since then. May learns about Jesus at CFPM. May said,

I still remember well when I first came to CFPM. I was a little girl, and I couldn’t speak Thai at all. I’m very happy to be staying at CFPM and getting a lot of brothers and sisters. I have learned how God takes good care all of us. He is an amazing God.

May is a lovely girl and she has a beautiful smile. She like to sing and dance, and she is very friendly. She likes to read books. She wants to be a teacher. Her favorite colors are light blue and white. Her favorite foods are pizza and ice cream. And May says her favorite Bible Story is the birth of Jesus.

I like this story because Jesus came to this world to die for our sinMy favorite Bible verse is, ‘Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you’ (Matthew 7:7). This Bible verse is important to me because it teaches me that if I seek Jesus I will find Him and if I open my heart, Jesus will come in.

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.