We recently received stories of some of the children Cross International is supporting with food, clothing, shelter, education and other needs at the Ruimveldt Children’s Home & Care Center (RCHCC) in Georgetown, Guyana. Both are HIV-positive, which carries a heavy stigma in their country. The ministry requested that we omit the children’s names and photos for the sake of privacy.
A little boy from the west bank of the Demerara river was given up by his parents as a baby because they couldn’t provide the special care and attention he needed. When government officials brought him to the Christian shelter, he was severely malnourished and couldn’t walk or speak at all. But thanks to the loving care provided at RCHCC, today he can walk, run, climb and even ride a swing skate! He also has a big appetite and loves to sing Sunday school songs, and he just recently celebrated his 4th birthday!
Another resident – a 14-year-old girl from the village of Goed Intent – was brought to RCHCC after her mother passed away and her father went to prison. At the time, she was in great need of nutrition and medical care, she was not attending school even at the age of 8, and she felt rejected by her father and family. Since then, her relationship with her father has improved, and she has grown up to become a healthy young artist who has given her heart to the Lord and likes to participate in church and youth group activities.
Please keep all the RCHCC children in your prayers.