You may remember this story from our safehome in the Philippines.
Her mother left the family when she was 5. Her father was murdered shortly after. Relatives and neighbors took her in and sexually used her. She ran away to the streets, only to be abused further. At 13 she was caught and put in a detention center for youth where she lived through further trauma.
She came to the safehome after 4 years of the detention center. She thrived. She said the safehome was her first real Home, it was the first place where she experienced real Love. Being cared for, she realized that she wanted to care for others. She was eventually reintegrated with her brothers and grandmother. Love146 assisted this family in different ways and kept in contact with this girl.
Recently, her grandmother died. At this point her uncles became abusive and exploitive. She ran away again but this time she was running toward Home. She knew she could call, she knew she would be welcomed with open arms full of Love.
She called from Manila, the staff immediately went and brought her Home again.
Love never fails.
Love never abuses.
Love never values you differently because you are a girl.
Love always hears your voice.
Love drives in to Manila the moment you call.
Loves says your Home is always your Home.