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. 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.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jun. 2010
Both of Grace’s parents are handicapped. When her father was four
years old, he had a car accident where he lost both legs. Now he is
suffering from diabetes and high blood pressure, taking medicine all
year round, and has no ability to work. Her mother had her right leg
amputated due to bone cancer, and lost the ability to work. The family
does not have any income and is in severe poverty. Grace studies very
hard and has excellent grades. She also has a golden heart and has
been a caregiver to her parents constantly. She even awakes to warm
up medicine for her mom in the middle of the night.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Nov. 2013
Grace's mother is mentally ill. No one knows her father's
whereabouts. She came to live in our Living Hope Home in
October 2017. She likes to dance and draw, has a cheerful and outgoing
personality, and gets along well with her brothers and sisters. She is a beautiful, healthy child, and we are very happy to see her
thrive in a new environment
MONTH OF BIRTH: May 2003
Hope’s father became ill and died when she was young, and her mother left home. Hope then went to live with her 18-year-old brother and his family. Her older sister, who was just 16 at the time, was also married. Both of her siblings are uneducated and earn their living as farmers. With other children to support, there just was not enough money to go around.
In March of 2012, we welcomed little Hope into our Training Center. She is adorably cute—as you can see—outgoing, affectionate, and also very helpful. She likes singing and dancing and has been a part of our Living Hope Angels Tour in the United States.
Our Hope is receiving a quality education and will have real hope for her future. She is becoming more independent and learning valuable life skills. She is very much loved by all and returns the love as well. We are proud to have her as our little namesake!
MONTH OF BIRTH: May 1999
Kay’s father died at the hands of her mother as a result of many years of domestic violence. Her mother could no longer take the beatings and killed the father in his sleep. She was sent to prison and Kay and her sister went to live with their 80-year-old grandmother.
In July of 2009, Kay came to Living Hope. She is a good student and enjoys dancing!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Sep. 2008
When Lisa was a child, she had parents who loved her.
Although the family is not rich, they are happy and complete.
Unfortunately, her father died of cancer in 2018. Since then,
the family has lost laughter and happiness. Lisa’s mother bears
the great grief of losing her husband in her middle age, and
now takes care of Lisa and her sister all alone. The two children
live with their elderly grandparents. Lisa’s mother found a low
paying job in a restaurant doing chores. The family is in a very
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jan. 2001
Liz and her younger brother, Silas, 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 of that same year, Liz and Silas were welcomed to our Fangshan Training Center. Being the protective older sister, Liz was a little hesitant at first. Of course she eventually relaxed and learned to love her new brothers and sisters. She respects her house parents and is very independent.
Liz is a diligent student and manages her study time well. This will help her tremendously as she enters high school next semester. She will be in 10th grade. In her free time, Liz loves to retell fairy tales or other stories she’s heard and she’s known to do this in a very animated fashion. Sometimes she’ll even make up her own stories and tell them with great enthusiasm!
Outside of her passion for storytelling, Liz is a timid but sweet young lady with a heart to help others. We’re so proud of her and look forward to witnessing her accomplishments in the future!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Apr. 2003
Maggie’s mother left her and her siblings when she was just a small child. She lived with her father until he died of cancer. She and her two siblings then went to live with their sick grandfather who was very poor and struggled to provide for all of them.
The precious trio came to Living Hope in 2010. Maggie is a somewhat shy young lady with a loving heart and a sweet smile to match!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jan. 2004
Mandy’s father died in a car accident and her mother left her to remarry. She was sent to live with her grandparents who were poor farmers of meager means.
In April of 2010, Mandy came to Living Hope. She has a good sense of humor and plays the role of big sister among the younger children. Mandy has natural leadership qualities!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Feb. 2004
Mary was abandoned a month after her birth and came to live in the government orphanage. She eventually moved to Living Hope and began attending a special education school in Fuzhou.
Mary is a sweet girl with an infectious smile. Once the only little lady among a crowd of boys, Mary enjoyed her time as a “princess” of our home!
MONTH OF BIRTH: May. 2010
Maya’s father died of myocardial infarction just five months after she was
born. Her mother was shocked and couldn't bear it. Then, later on, she left
home and she never returned. Since then, Maya was raised by her
grandparents. Although she has lost both her parents, her grandparents love her very much. Even though they are farmers without much money, they still do their best to raise her. Maya is cheerful and lively, diligent and
thrifty, and loves to learn. She is still young. She already knows how to take care of others and has become grandma's little helper. When she is at home, she helps grandma with chores and takes care of her 95-year-old great-grandfather. At school, Maya gets good grades, behaves very well, and is a role model for other students. She is now the pride of the school and the teachers.
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jan. 2003
Mercy’s mother left home and family when she was just a little girl of 3 years old. Shortly after that her father lost his mind and wandered away, leaving Mercy and her sister in the care of their 80-year-old grandfather.
Living Hope learned of Mercy’s situation and welcomed her into our home in March of 2012. She’s a quick learner and enjoys singing and dancing!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Mar. 2001
In September of 2003, when Sarah was only two-and-a-half years old, her father was beaten to death. Shortly after this tragedy, Sarah’s mother abandoned her to remarry, and Sarah was sent to live with a poor aunt and uncle who were farmers. They worked hard to obtain the basic necessities of life and struggled greatly with the addition of Sarah.
In November of 2009, Sarah was welcomed home to Angel Training School. Upon arrival, she was very skinny and malnourished. She was in the third grade and ranked below average. Sarah often missed her family and would get teary-eyed when talking about her past. In a matter of months, however, we saw huge advances in Sarah. She began doing well in school and felt happy in her new home, always smiling and making friends easily. She not only caught up quickly, but she began to excel! Sarah enjoys singing, drawing, and playing basketball. She is friendly and always willing to lend a hand. In the summer of 2010, while with the Living Hope Angels Tour in the United States, Sarah had the opportunity to be baptized! Sarah is our most mischievous among the girls and she loves to play innocent pranks on others. While she does have this silly streak, she is quite responsible, has a strong sense of what is just and right, and she does not like for people to be wasteful. Sarah has much ahead of her to look forward to!
MONTH OF BIRTH: Jan. 2005
When Sherry was a child, she had parents who loved her. Although the
family is not rich, they were together. Unfortunately, tragedy happened
and Sherry's mother committed suicide in 2019 by lying on train tracks
due to mental illness. Sherry's father bears the great grief of losing his
wife in his middle age, and has to take care of Sherry and her younger
brother alone. Because the two children are still young, Sherry'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. 1999
Summer was 3 years old when her father committed suicide. Shortly after this tragedy, her mother abandoned her and ran away to marry another man. Summer was taken to live with her grandmother. Grandmother tried to care for her, but she struggled to provide daily food and together they lived a difficult and very impoverished life. Summer doesn’t have many memories of her parents. She shared with us that sometimes she dreams of her mother and father, but that they are very sad scenes and she doesn’t like to share these dreams with anyone. We welcomed Summer to Living Hope in April of 2010. She began doing very well in school, and
although she enjoyed going regularly, she said that her favorite part of the day was coming “home.” Summer likes to sing and dance and was a part of our Living Hope Angels Tour in the past. She’s a delightful and happy young lady who is always ready to lend a helping hand. She has always
been very attentive to her younger brothers and sisters, “mothering” them and constantly watching over them. Summer is beautiful inside and out with a fun personality and a loving heart!
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