Our History

For over eighteen years, Care Corner Orphanage has been a place where orphaned and underprivileged Thai children have found a loving home and a place to learn about the love of Jesus. Care Corner Orphanage also believes God has called them into existence to influence all levels of Thai society with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

April 1995 was the inception of Care Corner Orphanage. It first started with twenty-eight children. In May of 2011, there are over eighty children housed at the orphanage in Sanpatong and at Om Sung’s children’s home. The goal of the ministry is to provide spiritual development based on the Bible, basic education, primary health care and the utmost moral guidance as they grow.

Many of the children came from family devastated by drug addiction, AIDS and broken homes. The orphanage also provides shelter for girls who would otherwise be lured into prostitution.

You can participate in the ministry by:

  • Praying for us
  • Inviting us to share the work to your church
  • Visiting us on a missions trip or while on vacation
  • Being a volunteer (work permit will be provided for long-term volunteers)
  • Sponsoring a child or donating to a specific project or need

The Staff

Ricky and Lay Hwa are the founding directors of the ministry since 1995. Apart from overseeing the orphanage, they make handicrafts to sell in support of the ministry, organise service learning projects or community involvement projects for the youth.

Ricky Tan – Ricky started serving full-time in 1982 – 1985 with Christian Care Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He participated in a Disciple Training School with YWAM in Singapore and later served as an associate pastor in Full Gospel Assembly in Singapore and K.L., Malaysia for several years before coming to Chiangmai in 1993. He obtained his degree in Missions and Theology from Bethany College of Missions( U.S.A.) in 1985 to 1988.

Lay Hwa – Lay Hwa was a school teacher in Singapore before her marriage to Ricky. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Singapore (NUS), followed by a diploma education.