Filip is now our youngest boy. He is the half-brother of three sisters Cornelia-Adriana, Biatrisa and Alicia O. Our God has certainly heard the prayers of his sisters who have been asking for an opportunity to have their little brother close by, living in our center.
Filip's mother had no house of her own. She was living with Filip's father in a sheepfold, like a nomad, accompanying him when he had to move the livestock with the changing of seasons.
It was midwinter when the authorities discovered Filip and his mother living in unspeakable conditions and took both of them in for 3 months at a center for single mothers and abused women. It was during this time that we started visiting Filip together with his sisters.
At the end of her time in the center, the authorities asked us to take Filip under our care as his mother was under no circumstance able to take care of him.
Filip came to us in April, 2017. He barely knew how to eat, let alone know the taste of certain foods. Our social workers spent hours slowly teaching him the basic notions of care, nutrition, hygiene, etc.
He rapidly adapted to our family environment, interacting with and getting to know all his new friends and family at Hand of Help. We are blessed to receive a child at such a young age under our wings and we pray that our God show us how to best tend to his needs, make up for the years of neglect, and guide him according to His will and on His path.