MONTH OF BIRTH: Nov. 2012
When Abraham was only one year old, his parents went to a big city to work. One day, his mother, who had a mental illness unfortunately got lost and never came back home. Abraham’s father had to take him back to their rural village. Next year, another tragedy happened: his father suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and left sequelae. He lost his ability to work and had a third-degree physical disability. Now they live on government disability welfare. Their house collapsed and now lives in a small house built by the government.
Abraham is eight years old and is in second grade. He has to live in a school far away from home. The boarding fee almost costs all of their welfare. Their lives are extremely difficult.
Abraham is still very optimistic and cheerful. He actively participates in various activities in school; he especially loves to help teachers and classmates. Although his grades are moderate, he studies very hard and has the grit to live. He wants to be a teacher when he grows up, therefore, he can help more people.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jun. 1999
Adam lived a happy life until tragedy befell his family. His father was struck by a car while riding his bike and was killed. His devastated mother took him to stay with his uncle and promised to return for him. After a period of time, however, his uncle took him back to his home to see if there was any news from his mother. All they found was a note from his mother explaining that she was unable to handle the pressure and encouraging him to study hard. Adam found himself an orphan. His uncle already had a daughter and times were difficult even before Adam became a part of the household. They typically ate one meal a day and did not know where the next would be coming from.
Adam came home to Living Hope and his life became joyful once again. He was deeply moved by the love and the good teaching he received here. He has learned that love is selfless and that by working together problems can be solved.
Adam is very thankful for the time he was able to visit the United States with our China Angels Tour and remains thankful for the support of his “uncles” and “aunts” from overseas.
Adam is a good student and a wonderful young man. We are very proud of him!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Mar. 2013
When Amy was four years old, her parents were killed in a car accident, leaving young Amy and her sister alone. Her sister also suffers from epilepsy. The sisters had to live with their 73-year-old grandmother, but she was weak and sick, has heart disease and diabetes, and was unable to raise Amy. They all rely on Amy’s orphan pension every month.
Now, Amy is eight years old and in second grade. The school is far away from home, and she has to pay for commuting and meals at school. Life is extremely difficult for them. Amy is still lively and optimistic, studies hard at school, with excellent grades. Teachers and classmates all like her. She loves painting very much and dreams of becoming a painter in the future.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Dec. 1999
Ashley is from Shanxi province of China. Ashley’s father was killed in a coal mining accident in 2004 and a short time later, her mother ran away and abandoned her. Ashley and her younger brother, Thomas, had nowhere to go and no one to take care of them. The two children were taken to live with their grandparents. Their grandmother was very sick with diabetes and their grandfather was also in poor health, but they did their best to care for the children by trying to work in the fields to earn money. The family struggled to survive.
Ashley and her brother came to Living Hope in late 2009. Ashley shared with us that their mother never loved them or showed any affection toward either one of them. Because of this, Ashley had to learn to be independent of a very early age and take care of Thomas.
Since coming to Living Hope, Ashley has flourished. She studies hard and makes good grades. Ashley is very friendly and outgoing. She likes music, singing, dancing, and drawing. Her difficult start in life has not taken her joy. She loves to laugh and is always willing to help others. She is a precious jewel of a young lady!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Mar. 2002
Bobby’s father died in July of 2004. His mother ran away a year later, leaving Bobby with his grandparents. His grandfather then passed away and his grandmother was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
We brought Bobby into our home in March of 2011. Because of government requirements, he is now boarding at school in Beijing.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jul. 1999
Caleb’s father died when he was 7 years old and during this time his mother abandoned him. Caleb and his two older siblings were sent to live with their fraternal grandparents who were old and sick and they struggled to care for the three children.
In November of 2009, Caleb came to Living Hope. He loves to play sports, enjoys learning English, and believes in working hard to achieve one’s goals.
MONTH OF BIRTH: May 2001
Chad’s mother left home when he was about six years old and she never returned. Shortly after that his father had a mental breakdown and could no longer care for himself or Chad. Chad’s grandmother took him in and later remarried.
In April of 2010, Chad moved into the Training Center. His favorite subjects are English, Math, and basketball! Chad has a good heart and gets along well with all his brothers and sisters.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Oct. 2005
Daniel was recovered by police from a human trafficking ring in January 2006, at which time he was an infant. He was placed in government care in Fuzhou while police investigated his case and he was later assigned the birth date October 8, 2005. Daniel suffers from no physical disabilities. In August 2013, Daniel moved into the Fuzhou Living Hope Children’s Home and was placed in the care of Mr. and Mrs. Zhao.
Mr. and Mrs. Zhao also care for two younger children in their family unit and Daniel is often a big help for them, playing with his younger siblings and helping his house parents as they ask him to. He is very focused on cleanliness and hygiene and will clean his room every day. He also cleans the bathroom whenever he feels it is dirty. This is one habit we are all thankful for!
Daniel’s favorite hobbies are sports, dancing, and singing. He likes to play basketball whenever he can. His repertoire of praise choruses is also large and he enjoys performing songs in front of large groups of guests! Along with a few other children, Daniel is studying to play the house, a traditional Chinese woodwind instrument, and he hopes to learn many other instruments to further his passion for music.
Daniel is not yet sure what he hopes to do in his future. We do know that he has a seemingly boundless amount of energy! For now, we hope he will first focus on being the best student he can be, and then he’ll certainly have many doors open to him in the future.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Mar. 2008
Elizabeth’s mother left home when she was 4 and her father died in an accident in 2014. She then moved in with her impoverished uncle.
She is adored by everyone in the Living Hope family, though sometimes the older girls get frustrated trying to teach her Math! She likes to play and makes friends easily. Her favorite activities are painting, drawing, and dancing.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Apr. 2006
Right after Steven was born, his mother left home and he has never
seen his mother again. His father raised him alone. It was hard. Then
something more tragic happened: his father was seriously injured and
died in a dispute with others. Since Steven lost his parents, he had to go
to his grandparents' house. In the same year, Steven's aunt died of
illness. His grandmother suffered from these two tragedies and
mentally collapsed thereafter. Now Steven and his grandfather are
taking care of her. They are in severe poverty and helpless. His study
was greatly affected, and he became withdrawn. We hope our help can
regain Steven’s confidence for his future.
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