"Simon was abandoned, living in a tent-filled refugee camp with his grandmother after being displaced by violence. Sleeping on the ground and bitten by rats was common place for him.
George, a two-year-old was left in the care of his elderly grandmother after his mother's sudden death. Often consumed by grief and anxiety, and unpredictable emotions, he cried even after joining his family at Sanctuary of Hope (SoH).
And Laban, a four-year-old sent away by his mother who was HIV+. She had no source of income and could no longer care for him.
All three boys suffered in the wake of tragic circumstances. Three stories of three little boys released from the life they knew to brave what lay ahead. At the time they couldn’t have known they would find not only refuge in the safety and transformational love of their SoH family, but leadership skills to help them lead others.
Now 14-year-old George is outgoing and confident. During recent class elections, he was elected to represent the entire student body as school president! In his new role, George chairs school cabinet meetings where members of student parliament – student senators and cabinet secretaries–meet. George mediates concerns between students and the administration and he addresses the school during assemblies and parents at annual meetings. While on official visits, the school principal sometimes calls upon George to accompany her as a representative of the school. Joining their brother, Laban and Simon were both recently elected as members of parliament as well. They are tasked with mediating issues that arise among the students and communicating them to the school president–their brother George!
This is just the beginning of the story that God is writing for these three boys. Transformed by God’s goodness and sovereignty now serving and leading others."