Angel grew up an orphan himself, a street child in Manila. After a life of violence he found himself shot by police and paralyzed from the waist down serving time in prison. God rescued him there. Now, with Lisa - his wife of 25 years, they care for 6 children in their home and another 78 at two nearby children’s homes. Both Angel and Lisa know what it means to have your life turned around and to be given a chance. They serve diligently to ensure the children God has placed with them and near them have the same opportunity to escape the grips of poverty and to be servant-leaders.
These beautiful brown eyes have witnessed things no child should ever see. Just two years ago she watched as her father set her mother on fire. With her younger sister huddled closely next to her, Gaythari sat in her village hut for two days next to her mother’s body. Finally a neighbor found them. Now her eyes reflect the joy of being restored through the dependable love and care provided in the home of one of our orphanage partners in Chennai, India. Gaythari's and her sister’s somber heartaches have faded. read more ›