Donations to Samaritan’s Purse helping troubled Laotians improve their lives

December 17, 2018 • Laos
After getting involved in drug use and other illegal activities, Bee found hope and healing at Transformation Center, a halfway house in Laos funded by Samaritan's Purse.
After getting involved in drug use and other illegal activities, Bee found hope and healing at Transformation Center, a halfway house in Laos funded by Samaritan's Purse.

Halfway house helps troubled Laos residents overcome addictions and gain life, work skills

Although Bee is the grandson of a Christian pastor, that didn’t stop him from getting involved in drug use and other illegal activities in Laos, the southeast Asian nation where he grew up.

Bee was eventually arrested and convicted. As part of his sentence, he was sent to Transformation Center, a halfway house funded by Canadians like you through Samaritan’s Purse. The center offers up to 25 men and women each year the opportunity to overcome their addictions and gain life, work, and social skills.

“I want to stay at Transformation Center and get stronger before I return (home),” Bee says.

It also offers them Christian discipleship, and that has had a significant impact on many people, including Bee. We praise God that Bee is now leading worship during morning devotions at the center, and staff say he shows signs of becoming a Christian leader.

Many more troubled men and women in Laos and other countries need places where they can receive help and learn about Jesus Christ, who is “faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9, ESV). You can provide that help through your prayers and your donations to Samaritan’s Purse. Please partner with us.

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