The psychologist working in a small group.
Dear supporters and friends of The GOD'S CHILD Project,
Thank you very much for your continued support and prayers for the children here in Guatemala. Without the constant support of individuals like you we would not be able to help change the lives of children who were once abused, neglected, abandoned, orphaned, or living on the streets of Guatemala, like Susan.
Susan is a 10 year old girl who is currently living with her grandmother in Jocotenango, close to our Scheel Center Technical School where she is proud to say she is studying in the 3rd grade. She has been fortunate to have a loving grandmother, who stepped in and took legal action against her parents, when she found out that Susan and her siblings were being physically and verbally abused by their parents.
Susan´s parents suffer from alcoholism, psychological problems, and are unable to hold down employment, making their home life very volatile. Ana, Susan´s grandmother, was able to rescue the four children and has protected them legally from their parents through the help of The GOD´S CHILD Project.
As members of our project the grandmother and the four children are receiving psychological care, legal counsel, education, access to the Mother´s Club, medical treatment, food, and support.
Despite Susan´s painful history and current challenges she loves to study and likes to help her grandmother with household chores. As she is the youngest child, she is responsible for helping around the house and studying hard to do well in school.
Her grandmother and the staff at The GOD’ S CHILD Project are all very proud of her accomplishments and look forward to seeing how quickly she is able to reach her goals throughout her educational endeavors. Her grandmother said with a huge smile, “though it has been difficult for her and her siblings, I am so happy to see how far Susan has come. It has been hard for all of us, but due to the help of The GOD’S CHILD Project we are able to see a brighter future for all the children, and are very grateful for all of the support we are receiving especially for her education.”
Please help us continue to support Susan and the other children like her at the Scheel Center. Your generous contribution today will provide the continued education for the once abandoned children. Also, please consider sharing this story of Susan and how she is overcoming some of life’s greatest challenges and looks to the future with great enthusiasm. As each child grows, learns, and sees that their dreams are possible we are breaking the chains of poverty, one child at a time.
Many blessings to you and yours,
Director of Special Opportunities and Donations