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: 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 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.
Now she is a junior in college and we are 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!
Now, Maggie is in a vocational college, actively participates in various clubs, and helps others whenever possible.
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!
Mandy is a little quiet and seems reserved, but once she is in a comfortable situation, she will open up. She is a beautiful young lady with a funny personality and a truly loving heart. She is now in high school and dreams to be a doctor!
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.
Mercy laughs a lot and gets along well with the other children. She is an excellent student and her English is very good. She is very independent, working hard for the big Entrance Exam for college now.
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.
Now, Mike is in college and works very hard for his dream!
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.
He is now in college and lives very well.
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