Good Shepherd Sisters of Bangkok Welcome Monthly Donation of Food

Centre Helps Women Improve Quality of Life

News Release

The Good Shepherd Sisters of Thailand is a non-profit organization established in 1965. Its focus is mainly directed to women and girls who are most deprived and in need, regardless of their church affiliation or national origin. LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, makes a monthly donation of rice and ramen noodles to the Good Shepherd Sisters of Thailand to be given to those in need.

Sister Louise Horgan from Ireland is leading the Good Shepherd Sisters in Bangkok and has been for the past 53 years. She has warmly welcomed the donations and association from Elder and Sister Gysler of LDS Charities. The Gyslers previously served as humanitarian volunteers in Lebanon where they were able to help the St. Anthony dispensary, run by the Good Shepherd sisters. They were able to assist with food, hygiene items, and medication for refugees. As a worldwide organization the Gyslers were able to connect with the Thailand organzation and Sister Louise and offered assistance from LDS Charities.

 One of the programs offered by the Good Shepherd Sisters is the Fatima Self-Help Centre. The women in this program can work and receive wages for producing handicraft items such as toys, children’s clothes, quilts, and other hand-sewn projects. These beautiful items are then sold in the showroom, in the Fatima Shop, or on their website.

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