Ministry Focus: Roy & Avis Rideout are long term PAONL missionaries to Thailand. They live in Chiang Mai where they founded and operate the Agape Home for children. Many of these children have HIV/AIDS. Agape is home to about 100 children who are cared for by hired Thai nationals plus several international volunteers. Emphasis in on good care, good food, and a Christian environment where the children can experience true love and learn to love God and others. As part of their effort to provide for the needs of the children, a village is being built where the children can live in families with Christian Thai parents. A school for the little children, which includes pre-school and kindergarten, has been built on site. The older children attend a government school. Living accommodations are also provided for HIV+ adult women who are ill and have no one to care for them. Project Lek is their village outreach program which provides help to HIV+ children living in desperately poor conditions. With this help the children can attend school and improve their nutrition.
Healing for both children and caregivers.
That the gospel will truly impact the lives of both children and staff.