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Love Knows No Bounds - A Grandmother's Sacrifice

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Toon is a single parent who’s been raising her son, Photo, and her great niece, Gorya, who calls her grandma. “When Grandma hugs me, I feel warm inside,” said Gorya. “She cooks food for me. Photo teaches me to read and helps me with my homework. I like helping Grandma!”  

To provide for the children, Toon sells food, which takes eight long hours every day to prepare. Sadly, after everything is sold, she only earned about $3 profit. “It was a difficult process because I didn’t have the right equipment. I could only make a small amount of shredded pork by hand per day,” said Toon. 

That made it tough for her to feed the children. They often went hungry. “Sometimes, Grandma cooked a little egg fried rice,” said Gorya. “I asked her if she wanted some, but she said no, it was all for me and Photo.”  

“Even if I went hungry, seeing the children eat made me happy,” said Grandma. “I love them more than I love myself. Every day we prayed that God would take care of us and makes our lives better.”

Then CBN’s Orphan’s Promise sponsored an after-school program at their church. Toon signed the children up. There, kids receive help with homework, watch CBN’s Superbook, and eat healthy meals.

Orphan’s Promise also gave them emergency food, along with equipment and supplies so Toon could expand her business. Now, instead of cooking for eight hours, it only takes me two or three hours! I receive so many orders. I now sell four times the amount that I used to! 

Toon’s business is running so smoothly that she was able to add a part time job helping with kids on a school bus. She said her income has tripled, and her children no longer go hungry. “Our home is filled with joy!” declared Toon. “Thank you to Orphan’s Promise for giving me the chance to grow my business. You made our lives so much better.”  

“I’m very happy! Now, I don’t have to worry about food anymore. Thank you for helping our family!” added Gorya with a smile.  

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Ken Hulme

CBN International Managing Director for The 700 Club | Ken's been telling stories as a producer and writer for nearly 40 years. Currently, he manages and mentors media teams based in countries worldwide that provide stories about the work of CBN, Operation Blessing, and Orphan’s Promise for The 700 Club and other media platforms. He is married with four adult children and nine grandchildren.