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. 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: Nov. 2016
Jacob is 4 years old now. He used to live with his father, mother, and brother. Although the family was not rich, it was complete and happy. On July 25, 2020, Jacob’s mother suddenly got sick and died unexpectedly the next day. Jacob’s father was born deaf, has mental illness and has a disability in his right hand and arm. In the summer, he usually finds some side jobs on the construction site and earns a meager income. Even these kinds of jobs are not easy to find. In the winter, life is more miserable because there is no job at all. The family now lives on little money he saved in the summer. Jacob and his brother are cared by their aunt. Their uncle-in-law is also disabled. The entire family all live in one rented room. Life is very difficult. Jacob is healthy, smart, and cheerful. He is a good boy, with an obedient and sensitive heart. He can make everyone happy!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Dec. 2006
Jason was abandoned as a baby and sent by police to the Fuzhou Children’s Welfare Institute. He has cerebral palsy with paralysis on the right side, epilepsy, and a shrunken right hand and right foot. Though he takes medication daily for his epilepsy, he still suffers from seizures. In spite of this, Jason can stand, walk, run, and he is able to get along quite independently. He is able to clearly communicate with everyone. Jason is an extremely curious boy. He likes to take apart everything he gets his hands on! He’s very happy and outgoing. He is courteous when he greets new people and shows great etiquette. Jason was able to spend some time with a foster family, which he really enjoyed, but due to his foster mother’s illness, it was necessary for him to return to the Children’s Welfare Institute. We were delighted to be able to bring Jason into our Living Hope home. He interacts very well with others. He currently attends a school for those with special needs. With love and nurturing, we look forward to helping Jason become all that he can be!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Oct. 2012
When Jimmy was a child, he had parents who loved him. Although the family is not rich, they were together. Unfortunately, a tragedy happened and Jimmy’s mother committed suicide in 2019 by lying on train tracks due to mental illness. Jimmy’s father bears the great grief of losing his wife in his middle age and has to take care of Jimmy and his sister alone. Because the two children are still young, Jimmy’s father cannot go out to work to earn a higher salary. He can only get a very low income by repairing battery bicycles in their small village. He cannot provide the children with normal daily needs. School supplies were even more difficult. Their lives are extremely hard.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Dec. 2008
When Kevin was only six years old, his father was diagnosed with liver cancer and had his liver removed in surgery. His father lost his ability to work. His mother suffers from many diseases and her legs are deformed due to rheumatoid disease; therefore, she also cannot work. The family has no income at all. Kevin has two older sisters; one in high school and the other in college. The family has only one cow that the government has loaned to them without interest. They are in extreme poverty. It will be very difficult for Kevin to complete his education without help.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Oct. 2013
Leo is 7 years old now. He used to live with his father, mother, and brother. Although the family was not rich, it was complete and happy. On July 25, 2020, Leo’s mother suddenly got sick and died unexpectedly the next day. Leo’s father was born deaf, has a mental illness, and also has a disability in his right hand and arm. In the summer, he usually finds some side jobs on the construction site and earns a meager income. Even these kinds of jobs are not easy to find. In the winter, life is more miserable because there is no job at all. The family now lives on little money father saved in the summer. Leo and his younger brother are cared by their aunt. His uncle is also disabled, and everyone lives in a rented room. Life is very difficult.
Leo is healthy, cheerful, and lively. He studies very hard at school and loves to help teachers and classmates. He has good grades and good character, too. He sure is a very lovely boy. When we first visited him, he said, “I am eager to live, I am eager to go to school, I am eager to be loved!” His words touched everyone.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Mar. 2003
In 2011, because Logan’s father passed away due to illness, his mother became mentally ill, left home, and has not been found since. Logan’s uncle saw that the responsibility for the rest of the family fell on his shoulders, and unable to continue, drank poison to commit suicide. All Logan had left were his elderly grandparents. Their livelihood came entirely through begging. No other source of income was available to them.
Before coming to Angels’ Hope Home, Logan was almost silent and quite reserved. Since getting close with all the children, he has changed into an energetic and motivated youngster, carefully observing how everything should be done.
Logan has a sweet and upbeat personality and his academic level is definitely above average. He is a wonderful sprinter and likes Language Arts and Math in school. While he says that English is his most disliked subject, the truth is that he is exceptionally gifted and his pronunciation has been noted and complemented by native English speakers!
Logan loves stir-fried potato strips and his favorite color is blue. We know he has a bright and hopeful future ahead of him.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Feb. 2000
Mike’s father died in a coal mining accident. His mother ran off with his father’s pension, leaving Mike with his grandparents. Life was difficult for them and Mike had no hope for more than a meager existence.
Our “gentle giant” is a good, hard-working student who does quite well with English studies. Mike is learning to play the erhu and is considered by his classmates to be the best!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jun. 2000
When Paul was a small boy of 4 years old, he tragically lost his father in a truck accident. His mother ran away and left him when he was 6. He then went to live with his grandparents.
Paul has no memory of either of his parents. He was very happy to join us at Living Hope and has described being here as “a big blessing.” He is a very self-motivated student and has said he hopes to go to college one day.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jan. 2004
Rudy was born on January 10, 2004. In May of 2007, when Rudy was just a small boy, his mother passed away while giving birth to his younger brother. Later, in December of 2010, Rudy’s father died of illness.
After the death of his father, Rudy and his brother were sent to live with an uncle. Their uncle is a poor peasant man with little education and he could barely afford to provide the basic life necessities for the boys.
In March of 2012, we welcomed Rudy to Living Hope. Upon arrival, he appeared to be healthy and was studying in the third grade. He very much liked reading and listening to stories, and yet today you are likely to find him curled up in some corner with a book in hand!
Rudy respects his teachers and works very hard. He gets along well with the other children and is becoming more independent. He shows great interest in learning English.
In 2015, Rudy was chosen to come to the United States with our China Angels Tour. We are very proud of the progress he has made and look forward to watching him grow and develop!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Sep. 2005
When he was a year old, his mother ran away and abandoned the family. Ryan lived with his father, who was very ill, and his older sisters, Hannah and Maggie. Ryan’s father had a long struggle with liver disease and eventually died from cancer. After Ryan’s father passed, the children were taken to live with their grandfather. He was also ill and could not work to feed the 3 children.
Hannah, Ryan’s oldest sister, had cared for him since his mother abandoned the family. He tells us that his sisters love him very much. Ryan and the two girls came home to Living Hope in April of 2010. He loves his new home and has thrived since arriving. He is so happy to have plenty of food to eat and he enjoys playing with his many brothers. He also told us that he is so happy that his sisters are here with him and that they can all be together.
Ryan is a bit quiet, has beautiful, bright eyes and an infectious smile. He is a joyful boy with a happy and fun personality. Though he had a difficult beginning in life, it has not robbed him of happiness. We delight in watching Ryan bloom and grow!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jul. 2005
Silas and his older sister lived a happy life until both of their parents were killed in a car accident on January 5, 2012. The children were sent to live with a disabled uncle who had no source of income. They were only there for a short time before being brought into our care.
On March 14, 2012, Silas and Liz were both happily welcomed to our Training Center. Silas respects his teachers and house parents and loves helping others with chores and errands. He is an incredibly cute boy who loves to smile! He has really opened his heart since coming here and now enjoys talking and playing with others and following his new brothers and sisters around.
Silas also enjoys completing puzzles and reading. His Mandarin has improved quite a lot since he’s been here. We are delighted that we have a part in the making of his future!
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.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jul. 2001
Thomas’s father died in a coal mining accident. His mother soon left him and his sister. The siblings then went to live with their elderly poverty-stricken grandparents.
Our Thomas is bright, a little mischievous, and is known to be a very helpful young man. At times you might even find him in the kitchen lending a hand with the cooking!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Apr. 2007
Tyler’s mother suffered a mental breakdown resulting in her abandoning him and his sister, Emma. Soon after, their father drank poison to end his own life. The children went to stay with their poor grandmother who worked in the fields trying to earn enough to feed the kids. Without child care available, she had to lock Emma and Tyler inside the mud house alone all day long.
We brought Tyler home in September of 2012. He’s bright, and his laughter and smile are contagious!
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