We welcomed Ianis (born in November 2013) and his sisters, Denisa and Delia to our growing family in September, 2018. Ever since their mother left the country in search of work, the three siblings have been alone. Despite all the gifts that their mother used to send them in order to compensate for her absence, the children were heartbroken and one could see the suffering in their eyes.
The immense void in their hearts has however made the siblings grow very close in their relationship with each other. This is the reason why we decided to have them share an apartment within our orphanage. They have found a family environment at Hand of Help and a home for the foreseeable future. For the first time in a long while, they have started to smile and make new memories together.
Although Ianis was only in kindergarten when he first came to our center, we immediately noticed how organized and disciplined he was in all activities. He enjoys making buildings and other objects from Lego bricks, doing puzzles and loves memorizing poems, just like his older sister Denisa. He brings a smile to everyone's face and we are so grateful for being given the opportunity to sow God's Word into this tiny heart!
When outside, he takes his scooter around the grounds of our orphanage and plays with his friends.
His mother keeps in touch with the children via phone calls and promises them they will be together again when she returns to Romania. His grandmother has also started to visit them in person.
Please keep Ianis and his sisters in your prayers. May God protect them, guide them and bless them as they grow up and may they always look to our Lord as their Father, Protector and Comforter! May He bring healing to their hearts and help their family reunite in His time and according to His will.