We were truly overjoyed to see Culita for the first time! One beautiful spring afternoon, our team went to the Social Service Emergency Housing Center to bring him and four other children "home." After months of living unsupervised and going through struggles alone, Culita would finally have the love, care, and guidance he desperately needed.
Culita was born in 2009, and despite having both parents alive, he grew up neglected and unsupervised. He is one of many siblings living in a tiny place, with no access to proper care and surviving off the monthly child allowance given by the Romanian Government.
He would often skip school, and when he did make it to his classes, he lacked any motivation to study and the proper resources to develop his abilities. He soon fell victim to the influence of other children and teens around him who drew him into their web. He got caught in dangerous acts, and it seemed that nothing could help him stop and change his direction.
The first week Culita moved into one of our houses, he was so unaccustomed to this type of environment that his first reaction was to want to flee. But by the grace of God, in a matter of weeks, he understood the importance of following the rules and saw the beneficial effects in his life.
Our social workers worked overtime with Culita to help him catch up with his classes. He has made immense progress; he is a part of a family now and is experiencing love, possibly for the first time, and the attention, supervision, and correction of a family.
He has made new friends and is already involved in many activities around the orphanage.
We are grateful for the opportunity God has given us to bring another child to experience the true meaning of family and to hear the Gospel.
Culita has just started on this new road, and he needs all of our prayers! Temptations and obstacles will be thrown at him, but we know that through God's grace and by His power, he can overcome!
Thank you for being an active part of our ministry! God is changing lives through you!