HONDURAS – Linda dreamed of going to school, learning to write her name, even doing homework—but more than that, she just wanted to be loved.
As a young girl Linda worked on a farm in the mountains of Honduras, enduring years of physical abuse until finally rescued by her grandfather. But he died shortly after, and Linda was left to fend for herself.
She wandered the streets, living alone—vulnerable and hungry.
When her cousin, Mirna, became aware of Linda’s situation and malnourished condition she adopted the orphaned girl into her family, caring for her with the income she earned from her small business, established two years ago with the help of an Operation Blessing microenterprise loan.
“I felt so happy to know that there was someone who cared for me and loved me,” Linda said.
Just like little Linda, we are told in Romans that we have been “adopted into sonship.” And as sons and daughters of the Father, we are called to serve one another in love. Will you answer that call to love today? You can help children in desperate need just like Linda—children who are vulnerable to abuse, neglect, hunger and sickness due to poverty.
OBI teams helped Linda by providing the medical care she needed to regain her health. But she didn’t have the documentation she needed to begin attending school because her birth had never been recorded, so Operation Blessing helped her through that legal process as well.
Today, Linda is attending school for the very first time, with hopes of someday becoming a doctor so she can help others in need. Thank you for changing lives by answering the call to love the poor and hurting!