The story of Lorenzo, Naomi, and their younger sister Emanuela, is one we have sadly heard too many times before. The children were found by the local authorities alone, neglected, and having no one to take care of them properly. After their parents' divorce, the mother was granted sole custody of her children and for a while, they continued living in their family home. However, when she decided to leave the country and start work abroad, the children were left alone, with no adult to take care of them.
Months had gone by, and the children started missing school and were in danger of getting involved in various entourages with no one to offer them supervision or advice. Lorenzo was heartbroken when his mother decided to leave them.
When we welcomed them into our family in November 2019, we immediately noticed how difficult it was for him to communicate and open up to us. He moved into one of our apartments, at the orphanage and one of our social workers immediately started working with him. Lorenzo slowly transformed from a silent, withdrawn child into a model young man for others. How precious the love of our Lord manifested in His children! His teachers in school have noticed his potential and desire to study and are encouraging him to dedicate his time to his studies. At the orphanage, he is a daily presence in our various activities. He spends his free time reading and roller skating and speaks with his mother over the phone often.
Even though due to age restrictions, we were not able to take their younger sister into our care, as well, we pray that our Lord will make it possible for them to be reunited soon. Until then, we are grateful for the chance that He has given us to sow His Word in Lorenzo’s heart. We thank you for continuing to make stories like these possible and may He bless you abundantly for working while it is still day!