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: 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, a 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: 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: 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!
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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