A Bible Changes Lives – and a Family
FH provided 9-year-old Deybi and his family with the gift of a Bible. Because of the pandemic, his mother had left to work in another city far away, and Deybi and his 11-year-old brother stayed behind, living with their grandmother, but for the most part on their own.
Their mother, Justina, was gone for more than six months. “Because of the sudden travel of my parents, I was very sad. No one would help us with our homework,” recalls Deybi.
When Justina felt able to return, FH stepped in to help the family. Part of the process was to have FH staff conduct home visits and identify challenges. Deybi was accustomed to a less-than-ideal family life.
The children were not a high priority for their parents and, even before the pandemic, they were left alone all day because of their parents’ jobs. The family was poor, and God had no place in their lives.