There are some children we rescue that leave a special impression on me. Pankesh is a little guy, all of 3 ½’ tall, and covered in dust and mud. He was building distorted, tiny mud homes behind the Hope Home where he now lives. He makes them with ease. Why not? He watched his parents work on construction projects for the first 4 years of his life.
Pankesh’ parents were construction workers and moved from project to project. Since they both worked they would bring Pankesh to the construction site and he would play barefoot at the edge of drains, run among speeding traffic, roll in the sand and sleep on the construction sites. He was neither fed nor supervised during the day.
It wasn’t that his parents did not love the little guy, they did! But their first priority was to feed him at least one meal a day, which meant they could not miss one day of work. But breathing in all that dust and concrete made them prey to many diseases. There were times when there was no work, which meant no food for that day.
Since leaving Pankesh at our Hope Home, he not only gets to eat until his stomach is full, but he is now in kindergarten. Although he has not been with us long, he has already memorized many prayer songs. When God steps in, miracles do happen.
Please help us get a Hope Pack for Pankesh along with his other orphan brothers and sisters. An education for Pankesh and others like him will mean a future that does not include a nomadic life and only one meal a day. Just $50 purchases one HOPE PACK! Thank you and God bless you!