Paulo Vitor: Abandoned

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Day 5: 30 Days of Prayer for Hope

But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted; you consider their grief and take it in hand. The victims commit themselves to you; you are the helper of the fatherless. (Psalm 10:14)

Paulo never knew his father, and he was abused and neglected by his mother. She turned him in to the authorities, saying she did not want him anymore. She abandoned her son. Thankfully, he recently found a home at Hope. He asks every day about when he might return to the only family he has ever known, but his mother has renounced her parental rights after making it clear to the judge that she wants nothing further to do with him.

We are working hard to let Paulo know he is wanted and valued by us—and by God—despite his parents’ rejection. We will walk with him, step-by-step, until he is a mature adult, ready to live on his own. We will be his family.

Welcome, Paulo, to your new home . . .

Loving Father, may Paulo know in you the love of a father he has never known. And may he find at Hope the home he has never had.

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