Dumitru, along with his little brothers, Alecu and Elvis, had to suffer the pain of seeing his family broken up by alcohol. Their father, a notorious alcoholic, used to physically abuse his children and wife, driving them away numerous times in the middle of the night. After years of enduring his beatings, the mother left their home and sought refuge to some of her out of town relatives, leaving the children helpless and alone. Having no place to stay, the children quickly drew the attention of their neighbors and local authorities. While the authorities were looking for a shelter that would welcome the family of three, Hand of Help decided to offer them our home and our family. A few months after their arrival to our orphanage, their mother found out her children were now safe, and got in contact with them. The children's joy was indescribable when their mother made her first steps in reestablishing a relationship with their father. After two years, the brothers were able to spend their vacation with both of their parents, enjoying the comfort of their family.
Dumitru's mother is currently working abroad, in Italy. She keeps in contact with her children over the phone and visits them whenever she comes back to Romania.
This year, Dumitru has started the ninth grade at a High School in Botosani that majors in preparing its pupils for a career in reaching. As he begins this new phase of his academic cycle, he has made new commitments and decisions. His desire is to be able to study more fervently and get admitted to University on a scholarship. His firm belief is that God opened a door when he became a part of the Hand of Help family and he will always be grateful for this gift.
Dumitru plays the guitar and is also a part of our orphanage worship group. He enjoys listening to music and playing volleyball.
We are so blessed to see our children grow up and become models for their peers at our orphanage. Their stories are your stories also. You have made them possible and we are thankful for everything our Lord is doing through you!