Kingdom WorkFarthest Corners is a Christian organization that believes in making disciples of Jesus Christ. All our projects look for opportunities and ways to integrate the great commission in our everyday witness to make disciples. Over the years, we have invested in providing scholarships to students and also in the financial support of evangelists. However, Farthest Corners offers such assistance with the aim to support healthy self-supporting models for indigenous churches to grow.
DevelopmentLong-term sustainability is a must for communities to thrive. Farthest Corners has initiated and supported agriculture projects in rural communities for over ten years. An example of Farthest Corners’ desire to help make communities stronger is in the development of Happy Home Farm. Since 2009, this farm has been slowly developed to provide rice for the thirty children and staff at Happy Home. Throughout the year, three farm workers and their families also receive support from their labors. By 2020, the plan is to develop the farm to provide at least 90% of Happy Home’s rice needs. Once rice production has reached its full potential, we will introduce other rotational crops and fruit trees.
ReliefWhy is relief needed in Myanmar (Burma)?
- Longest running civil war in the world.
- At least one million internally displaced people.
- Is typically ranked the second worst healthcare system in the world.
- During the last ten years, Myanmar was impacted by two major earthquakes, three severe cyclones, floods and other smaller-scale natural disasters.
Happy HomeFounded in 2006, Happy Home was one of Farthest Corners’ first projects. It is led and coordinated with a group of community leaders in northern Karen State, Myanmar (Burma). These leaders desired to have a home for the orphaned and poverty-stricken families among them. This Christian home welcomes children from all creeds and religions and is in a village which has a high school, the only one within a two-days walking distance. Since its founding over one-hundred children have come through Happy Home. Many have graduated and gone to become teachers, nurses, medics and leaders within their communities. We have seen many Happy Home students, from non-believing families, receive Jesus Christ and be baptized; while other non-believing students have felt led not to become Christian. Our love for all of these children remains the same, and we have endeavored to remain connected with these children once they leave Happy Home.
ScholarshipsSince 2008, Farthest Corners has provided over twenty scholarships to seminary and college students who had little chance to receive a higher education. Students who receive these scholarships are required to serve at least a year or two of service in their home church or to go into the mission field within their own country to unreached people groups. These scholarships reflect Farthest Corners’ desire to serve alongside local Christian communities in SE Asia to build up their future leaders and workers.