𝗝𝗲𝘀𝘂𝘀 𝘀𝗮𝗶𝗱, “𝗟𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗺𝗲, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗱𝗼 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗯𝗶𝗱 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺. 𝗙𝗼𝗿 𝗼𝗳 𝘀𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗶𝘀 𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗱𝗼𝗺 𝗼𝗳 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝘃𝗲𝗻.” 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘄 𝟭𝟵:𝟭𝟰
𝗩𝗮𝗹𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗻: 𝗦𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗮 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹 𝗕𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝗠𝗮𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗕𝘂𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗛𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗶‘𝘀 𝗙𝘂𝘁𝘂𝗿𝗲
Valentin entered our care at age 10. He grew up in a family of five children with two hard-working parents. His father was a brick mason, and his mother sold goods in the market. Unfortunately, a financial crisis in Haiti left Valetin’s parents unable to find work. As his family’s plight grew dire, the mental health of Valentin’s mother declined, and she started severely beating her children. Fearing his kids might end up on the streets – or worse – Valentin’s father took him to an LSM interview. In tears, he told us he loved his son but could no longer care for him. Our interviewers quickly noticed that Valentin scored well on problem solving tests. Today, Valentin ranks among our top students and plans to become an engineer!
𝗟𝘂𝗰𝗶𝗮: 𝗗𝗲𝗲𝗽 𝗪𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝗥𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗱 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝗼𝘂𝗴𝗵 𝗚𝗼𝗱𝗹𝘆 𝗦𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗵𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗶𝗻 𝗛𝗮𝗶𝘁𝗶
Lucia’s father died when she was young, leaving her mother to care for eight children all by herself. In those dark days, Lucia’s sisters abused and beat her. She was likely to become a slave or die from starvation and abuse. Thankfully, through your support, God made it possible for Lucia to join an LSM Home of Hope. Today, with the help of her new, loving HOH sisters, Lucia is excelling in her studies and working hard to fulfill her God-given potential. Lucia’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 37, which reads in part: “Soon the wicked will be no more. But the meek will enjoy peace and prosperity.” With your help, Lucia wants to become a doctor so she can help vulnerable and abused kids!
𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲́: “𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗟𝗼𝗿𝗱 𝗶𝘀 𝗠𝘆 𝗦𝗵𝗲𝗽𝗵𝗲𝗿𝗱, 𝗜 𝗦𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗪𝗮𝗻𝘁!”
André grew up in southern Haiti with his mother and six siblings. Even though the family worked hard on their small farm, a terrible economy drove them into poverty, and the children slowly began to starve. André had often retrieved drinking water for his family, but as his energy slowly depleted, these journeys became difficult. André was in danger of starving or becoming a slave to survive when LSM family sponsors made it possible for him to join a Home of Hope. André’s mom told us he has a bright mind and said she was glad that he’ll receive an education. Today, André has a loving family and is studying hard to help his country. The boy who was once too weak to retrieve water now tells us his favorite Scripture is Psalm 23, and he says, with the Psalmist, “my cup overflows!
𝗔 𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗼𝗳 𝗢𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗭𝗼𝗲́, 𝗦𝘁𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗛𝗲𝗿 𝗛𝗢𝗛 𝗙𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆!
Meet Zoé, a radiant young lady who lives in one of LSM’s Homes of Hope in Haiti. Unlike her sisters, Zoé is a biological daughter of the home parents. But as adoptive and foster parents know well, she is cherished and cared for the same as her sisters. We thank God that Zoé was spared the poverty and abuse that harmed many of our other children in their early years. Much like us here in the United States, God has called Zoé to help bear the burdens of those who have been hurt. For Zoé, that starts with the sisters in her own Home. Let’s thank God that Zoé’s path has been a little less rocky than many of our other HOH children and that she has this chance to be a joy and a source of healing within her family!
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲’𝘀 𝗛𝗼𝘄 𝗬𝗼𝘂 𝗖𝗮𝗻 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗜𝗻𝘃𝗼𝗹𝘃𝗲𝗱: