“..there’s no place like home for the holidays….”
Can you hear the tune? I instantly hear it my head and feel the urge to sing. It makes me smile. This is the time of year when precious memories from our childhood come flooding back. With each and every Christmas song we recall those tender moments – where we were, how we felt, the smells, the sights, the sounds… everything. Can you remember the first present that filled your heart with overwhelming joy when you were a child?[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_gallery interval=”10″ images=”8963,8964,8965,8966,8967,8968,8969″ img_size=”full” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Orlando most certainly can. For when he was just three (3) years old he would be placed into our care at the Advocates of Love children’s home. Alone and abandoned after his mother died of Lupus, he was found wandering the streets of a town called Sanchez – barefoot and severely malnourished. His feet were so badly burned from being without shoes.
Today, life is full of hope for Orlando. In this picture, you see him with his first pair of shoes. Bright red sneakers! You can’t help but be brought to your knees by his extraordinary smile. He lights up the room. The overwhelming joy that he expressed at this moment was priceless. It truly brought us all to tears. And this is now a memory that we will never forget. I imagine he will never forget it either.
Thanks be to God, with your help we have the opportunity to help many more vulnerable children, just like Orlando. Providing them the urgent physical, emotional, educational and spiritual care they desperately need. We know that there are many more little ones that may be hungry, homeless, or being abused – right now. Roaming the streets when they should be in a warm home filled with love, safety, and joy. We also recognize that we can’t fulfill this mission without you. Your support allows Advocates of Love to care for them in a home filled with love and community-based care with the highest standards.
As the song says, “for the holidays you can’t beat home sweet home!”, and your generosity this holiday season will offer an orphaned child love, hope, and a place called home. Please help us continue to demonstrate God’s great love to broken and abused children. A gift of $30 per month will sponsor a child. (It takes 11 sponsors at this amount per month to fully support one child for one month.) $60 per month supports two children, a one-time $100 gift will support the new children’s home we are currently building to care for even more children in need. However you can help, we are humbled and grateful for your investment in our mission and these children.
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