Continuing this month, we are giving you some insights about some of our children so you can learn more about them, highlight their accomplishments and successes as the Lord moves them along the path of their lives.
Throughout the entire history of the ministry we have never known a harder worker than Hilda. Something that always stands out about her is that she never shies away from hard work and is usually the first to stand up and offer help when needed. She is gentle and sweet and really loves the company of all the other kids at the village. However Hilda from a very young age was sold into slavery. When Hilda came to the village she was only twelve years old and had been living with a family doing all of the cooking, cleaning and childcare, with no pay. She came to the village and learned to just be a little girl again. Today she is 17 and has become a beautiful young woman.
The thing that is the most amazing to me about this ministry is that perfect strangers loved me and called me part of the family and gave me everything that I needed. When I grow up I want to be a beautician and live with some of my family in the town of La Cieba Honduras. I want to evangelize the youth, and invite them to church and tell them to never let go of Jesus. If I had to describe me I would say I am funny because I love to joke.
Alba came to H2H with so much going against her. When she arrived at the village she was already 13 years old. She had never been to school a day in her life. She weighed only 73 pounds and was very weak and malnourished. She comes from the poor mountain village of Los Flores, and in that poor village her family is the poorest family by far. But even with all the odds stacked against her Alba has thrived. She begged us to take her to the village because she wanted a better life. We had actually been called to take her brother because he was so severely malnourished he almost died. Alba (age 18) and her brother are now both at the Village and are healthy and full of dreams for the future.
I want to be a singer when I grow up. I want to do that for a living but also as the ministry that God has given me to do. I always want to live in Honduras and help my people in this country. The most beautiful times that I can remember in the five years that I have lived at the village are the beautiful holidays that they celebrated with us. Christmas and birthday are always my favorites. In my free time I like to visit with the other girls and boys from the village and be with friends. My favorite subject in school is Spanish and if I had to describe myself I would say that I am honest and honorable.
Maycol is only in first grade but he has had a difficult life already. His father was a gang member and was killed by a rival gang. His mother, who is so young she looks more like his older sister, was unable to care for him. She lost her house in a flood and was living on the streets with the kids. Out of desperation she brought them to the authorities and told them that they needed to be in a safe place as they were still in danger from the gangs. The authorities brought the children to live at the village. Maycol is a bold leader, even at his young age. He is a free spirit and full of life.
I want to either be a Pastor or a Police officer when I grow up because I think they both help people. My favorite subject in school is PE. I like when we play “Land and Sea” (a Honduran rope game). My favorite thing to do is go to the water park. When I am at the village I like to play soccer with the other kids. I love going to school and I am sad when there is no school.