Madalina, Costica's older sister, was born in 2000 and at the age of only 7, she became one of our own. Her mother, suffering from schizophrenia, was unable to tend to her two children's needs, while the father suddenly decided to leave them and stop any further contact.
Being deprived of food, clothing and having no one around except a few neighbors who would take pity on them every once in a while offering them some food, the children were soon facing the dangers of living in an improper environment by themselves.
Over the years at our center, we have seen tremendous progress in her education, and even though our social workers and teachers have closely worked with her, she is still struggling in some aspects of her development and certain situations overcome her.
Just like her brother, Costica, Madalina has been in contact with his mother throughout her stay at Hand of Help. She also spent her summers with her grandparents.
In 2018, Madalina turned 18. After discussing with us and expressing her desire to start independent life, we guided her towards finding a job. God had previously blessed us with a partnership with a company producing medical disposable products that employed a group of Christian young girls, and they told us they would be able to make Madalina a part of their family. She was hired for a temporary period of time, and she was able to live with the other young ladies, also employed at the company.
However, soon after that, Madalina's mother convinced her to come back home and move together with her and Costica, in a different city. Madalina decided to quit her job and leave town. Please join us in praying for Madalina and her brother. We can only hope that everything we have taught her will guide her steps into making choices that will please our God. May she remember that our Lord and Savior will receive her with open arms, ready to heal her heart if she accepts Him and His will for her life.