When Binu first came to our Hope Home, he was filled with shame, fear and overly insecure for a boy so young. He felt shamed because his father was an alcoholic. Every night he would come home drunk and argue with his mother. He says:
“I remember covering my ears tightly as soon as I heard my father come home. I knew the loud arguments would start right away.”
His father would come to the boy every morning, apologizing for the previous night and promised his son that he would stop drinking. He broke that promise to Binu over and over again. Like all of the children who end up with us, his life was filled with an empty stomach most nights and no opportunities to escape a future that almost assured him of following in his father’s foot steps one day. But God had other plans for Binu.
Over time, Binu’s mother became very concerned about her young son. He was scared all the time, no self-confidence and generally depressed. That’s when she made the decision to take Binu to the local pastor who runs a Hope Home.
Binu is now 14 years old and in the 9th grade. He loves to study. In fact, he considers books to be his best friends. He eventually traded his depression for feelings of safety, security, confidence and hopefulness. An education helps him dream of becoming a successful entrepreneur one day.
“Everything I need is at the Hope Home. I have good friends, good mentors, good books, good food and a good school. I am encouraged to soar high. I will continue to study hard and make everybody proud of me.” Binu’s faith in God is even bigger than his dreams.
Please help us purchase Hope Packs ($50 each) for this upcoming July school year. Binu is not unique in his dedication to study. All of our children, 5 years old to our teens, understand what an education will do for them when they leave the shelter of our homes some day to either go into ministry or into business.
Please pray that God turns Binu’s dreams and the dreams of thousands of children we care for into reality. Thank you again for your prayers and your financial gifts. You are appreciated more than I can express in this letter.