When Franklin’s single mom died of cancer, his grandmother took him to a neighbor’s house – and never returned. Eventually Social Services placed him at Arms of Love. A home for orphaned and vulnerable children, Arms of Love provides a family-style home (one for boys, one for girls) with house parents and a wholesome environment, outside Managua, Nicaragua.
With help from Cross International, Arms of Love gives children food and shelter as well as personal counseling, health care, field trips, sports and recreational activities, computer classes, one-on-one tutoring and vocational training. The orphanage also sends the children to local Christian schools.
Through love, care and prayer, Franklin has adjusted to life at Arms of Love. He likes school, and he loves to read, paint and play soccer. He says he wants to be a policeman when he grows up – and he wants to continue living at Arms of Love.