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Su, age 7
Su, who has been referred to as the “girl with a sad face,” has an ill-fated story that goes all the way back to the time before she was even born. Her parents had three other children prior to
giving birth to Su and while Su was still unborn, her father was having an affair with another woman. This went on for two years and then her father sold their house and the land. Su, her mother, and her three siblings were homeless and were forced to live with the paternal grandparents. They waited for Su’s father to return, but he never did. After two years of waiting, Su’s mother felt compelled to leave the in-law’s home and live with her mother. Once living with her maternal grandparents, Su’s family continued to struggle as her mother was ostracized for being separated from her husband. Su’s mother was presented with an opportunity to work aboard. Once in China, Su’s mother found herself trapped into slavery. The maternal grandparents continued to care for Su until she was brought to the Hope’s Promise’s Home of Hope.
Since coming home to Home of Hope #5 at the end of April 2019, Su is no longer the “girl with a sad face.” The house parents have observed her smile on several occasions. She engages in social interactions with her three siblings in the home. When she first arrived, she did not say much and appeared distant. She is showing healthy attachment with her new house parents and the three siblings. Prior to coming home to Home of Hope #5, Su had never attended school. Su is now looking forward to the opportunity to attend school. Su is thriving in the home where her needs are being met and she is loved and cared for!
Your sponsorship commitment helps provide for Su’s needs in the care of a loving and caring family, where her physical, spiritual, emotional, educational, and social needs are being met.
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Phong, age 3
Phong was born to a young couple in the remote mountain village of Din Lanh, outside of the capital city of Hanoi. When Phong was 10 months old, his mother passed away due to
an illness. His father was only 18 years old and did not have a home of his own; so, they lived with Phong’s grandparents. Phong’s father works far from home, a several days journey, to provide for his family yet struggles to make ends meet. Most of the time, Phong was left with his grandparents, who are also impoverished and struggled to provide for Phong’s needs.
Since coming home to Home of Hope in early March, Phong has shown tremendous progress. When he first arrived, he did not speak any Vietnamese, only the language of his tribe. Phong is quickly picking up Vietnamese. He is also exhibiting healthy attachment with his new parents and two siblings. It is evident that he has thrived leaps and bounds in just a few months of being in a home where his needs are being met and he is loved and cared for!
Your sponsorship commitment helps provide for Phong’s needs in the care of a loving and caring family, where his physical, spiritual, emotional, educational, and social needs are being met. Phong will also receive any additional outside services, such as professional counseling and therapy, needed to meet his needs.
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Tai, age 17
Tai’s mother became the second wife to a man who already had two children; but their father was rarely around. She provided for Tai and his two older brothers as best
she could selling Soya cakes in the market place, which earned them a meager living. After 20 years of this grueling work the heavy bags had taken a toll and she began suffering severe back pain. It was no longer a way of life she could count on, and she knew she needed to find a way to ensure Tai was taken care of. She learned of Home of Hope (HoH) and asked to place Tai with the family. At eight years old, Tai, who hadn’t seen his father in more than a year, joined the HoH family. He immediately loved school and began to find a new sense of security and belonging. Today, Tai loves school! He is now in high school and is very hardworking and determined in his studies. His favorite subjects are technology and geography. In his free time Tai loves working with technology and loves working on the computer—this includes fixing the computer when it breaks down! Tai is very social and friendly and has an engaging personality.
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Toan, age 21
Toan’s mother became the second wife to a man who already had two children. Toan’s mother cared for he and his two brothers as best she could, but their father
was rarely around and when Toan came to live at Home of Hope (HoH), he had not seen his father in over a year. Toan’s mother earned an income by selling Soya cakes; but after 20 years of carrying these heavy bags she was suffering severe back pain and knew that she would not be able to do the work much longer. Toan was eleven when he came to HoH. He was in the fifth grade and loved school, but was very behind due to lingering health issues he suffered from after developing acute kidney inflammation when he was younger. Today, Toan is finishing up high school and his grades are excellent! Although he appears quiet and shy, Toan is very mature and he takes his role as older brother very seriously. Toan is a strong believer and is very involved in church activities. He is the youth group leader and loves leading the youth in worship and fellowship.
Thang, age 22
Thang never knew his birth father. Thang’s mother left his alcoholic father before he was born. Thang and his mother moved to his elderly grandmother’s home. His
grandmother suffered from a disease that left her unable to work. Thang’s mother worked far away earning meager wages, and she would leave Thang in his grandmother’s care for months at a time. As an only child, and with no other relatives to care for him, his mother worried that he would be left alone if his grandmother died. She learned of Hope’s Promise and requested her son be placed with the Home of Hope (HoH) family. Thang was excited to join the HoH family because he was eager to have siblings. Thang is now the eldest brother of nine boys! He certainly got the siblings he was hoping for. Thang is very independent and confident. He is excelling in school—specifically in math and physics. But Thang dreams of being a musician one day! He and his brothers spend hours playing instruments together, and he is currently teaching himself to play the guitar.
Trung, age 22
Trung is the eldest of three siblings. His father passed away suddenly from a stroke in 2004. His mother worked but did not earn enough to provide for her three children.
During the day, while his mother was at work, Trung and his siblings often did not have food and would beg food from their neighbors. When Trung joined the Home of Hope family in 2008 he was malnourished and in need of medical care, and he had just started the fourth grade. Trung said that he really enjoyed school because he had many friends there. Today, Trung is in high school. He still loves school, especially math and English. Trung really enjoys reading and writing poetry. Recently he was selected to represent the school’s English team at the district level competition! Trung has a strong relationship with his Heavenly Father. He loves to study the Bible, and received high marks for a Bible course he took part in during the summer.
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