Some days the work we do is heartbreaking. Other days we literally weep with joy.
Her paperwork stated that her mother–who was 14 when she gave birth–was now deceased and that there was no other family … and yet our social worker, Rosalinda, worked many extra hours never giving up, going above and beyond, and continued to search–finally locating an aunt and a grandmother last week. She did a home visit and they are a precious family who had also been looking for our 18-year-old throughout the years. Her grandfather was also committed to finding her, but unfortunately he passed away a couple of years ago. Searches take money and they didn’t always have extra.
But this past Tuesday she was finally reunited with them. Birth family searches takes time and can present complications. But as this sweet girl sat in front of us and cried, she said that so often in her life she didn’t think she really mattered to anyone. Now she knows with certainty that is not the truth.
She mattered so much that we never gave up fighting for her.
Village of Hope is located in San Lucas, Guatemala. The vision for Village of Hope was born out of the knowledge that God has a heart for the least of these. Scripture reveals God is passionate about the sick, the widow, the orphan, the alien, and the poor. The purpose of Village of Hope is to provide family, faith, and a future to vulnerable children and mothers in a family style setting.