“I pray with the kids. I teach them the Serenity Prayer and we talk about things they could change,” said Christine, the full-time counselor at Ruimvelt Children’s Home and Care Center in Georgetown, Guyana. That prayer offers a critical lesson in dealing with life, especially for the 20 children who live there. They are all either infected with, or affected by HIV/AIDS.
In case you’re in need of a refresher, the Serenity Prayer starts out like this: “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.”
Learning to accept can be a challenge for a fifth-grader who’s already asking, “Will I ever be able to have children of my own?” But Christine helps these grieving and struggling children work through their emotions, accept their circumstances, and build the courage to change what they can.
Christine’s role is important to the well-being of these special children. To her, it’s not just a job. “Knowing that this is God’s work, I don’t treat it lightly.”
Cross International is honored to sponsor the ministry of RCHCC and the precious children who live there. To learn more, click here.