Marian was born in 2002. His mother abandoned the family by leaving the house one day, and never returned. Marian, along with his three brothers, Alin, Alexandru, and Raul have become a part of our Hand of Help family and have adjusted well.
We still remember that April of 2008 when Marian and his three brothers first came through the gates of our orphanage.
Before us stood 4 timid children, their faces scorched by the sun, dressed without any forethought, carrying the sadness of past experiences and the worry of what is to come on their demeanor.
Their grandfather, fighting off tears, said, "If I were healthy and had the means, I would've raised them myself." He then went on to tell us that the family might have had a chance to stay together if the parents were more responsible. The mother abandoned them and left them with their father, who was a violent man.
The local pastor noticed the total lack of care and basic education, and sought out the assistance of Hand of Help, seeking refuge for these children.
Years have gone by and the love through which these children have been shaped and cared for, is visible with every interaction.
The father tried to make strides to reestablish a relationship with the children, but he was far from being apt to take on the task of fathering them. Moreover, after being diagnosed with cancer, his poor health prevented him even more from being able to have his children with him.
Marian’s father died in 2015. All four brothers were together when our staff shared the terrible news with them. It took a while for them to adjust to the new reality, but with the help of our social workers and counselors, we were able to see constant improvements. We thank our God for how He worked and continues to work in their lives.
Marian is doing well in school, he is an avid reader and enjoys listening to music. He also sings in the children’s choir at the Messiah Church. One of his favorite things to do is to play football. He loves playing with toy cars and enjoys handball. He also loves reading and spends a lot of his free time on the computer. He is a very curious boy and whenever he has the chance, he picks up geography books and spends time researching. Please lift Marian and his brothers up before the Lord! May He pour His blessings over them and may they always act in accordance to His will!