Father Ray Children’s Village

It was a busy day for the residents at the Father Ray Children’s Village. After returning home after a long day at school there was not much time before guests would be arriving to celebrate Father Ray Day.

Each day this week a different project has remembered the life of Father Ray and on arriving at the Village guests were met by the young girls who were dressed beautifully in traditional Thai dress.

There was a large notice board, decorated with photos of Father Ray and guests were asked to read the stories written by the children, most of them not born when Father Ray died in 2003.

After being guided to their seats the guests were welcomed by Father Peter and Father Michael, who then introduced the entertainment.

The youngsters from the Village performed a keep fit routine, students from a local school arrived to perform and our older girls from the Children’s Home showed the audience just how professional their dance routines are.

Guests and children then proceeded to the statue of Father Ray where they laid a single rose, bowed their heads and gave a wai as a mark of respect.

And then it was the time the children had been waiting for all evening, dinner time.