Saturday one of my "newer" boys turned 13 which means that I now have my very first teenager. We celebrated his birthday with his younger siblings and with our other 8 boys per his requests. He wanted a pizza party so we happily made it happen.
This sweet child is not allowed to enter 7th grade this year or any school for that matter due to lack of resources in the local public schools. I've learned that if you miss multiple consecutive months of school, you have to wait until the next school year to start over. This has become his fate. Please pray for him - pray for his self confidence and patience. Pray for him to remain confident in his God given abilities. He is probably the smartest kid at Casa Hogar Douglas - he graduated from 6th grade with a 4.0 last year.
We as believers know that his story is not over yet. This is not the end. The trauma of his past does not have to define him as a human being. Pray for healing. Pray for restoration. Pray God to move in his life and for him to respond. Our God is greater. Pray for an army of warriors to rise up to fight on his behalf. Good has to be stronger than the forces of evil around here. Pray we out-number the bad with a whole lot of good. Would you join us? Fight today with some prayer.