"I hope that I would leave a legacy of joy, a legacy of real compassion. I don't think that you can know joy apart from caring deeply about people-caring enough to actually do something." - Rich Mullins
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Why are they in a children's home?
This is the home of one of our teenage girls at Casa Hogar Douglas. Not the 2 story home on the left nor the white home on the right. Her home is the home that is covered in tarps in the middle. Before she came to the children's home, she lived in this home with her 7 siblings. 2 of them are already parents themselves. Her 15 year old sister has her newborn baby there along with her boyfriend. Their single mom is seldom there and her 3 younger siblings have missed 2 years of school due to neglect. No one is sending them to school! They are part of the 26,000 school age kids in this state that are not enrolled in school that I blogged about a couple of weeks ago.