When Manglalthuam was 5 years old, his father died, leaving his mother alone to care for her child. He describes this time in his life as very lonely. His mother was often sick and could not work and there were many days when they had nothing to eat. In his words: "My life was tough. I used to cry a lot."
Now, living at Angels' Place, the tough times are becoming distant memories. Everyday, he finds comfort in knowing he will get three solid meals and he no longer fears going hungry. He has many friends who keep him busy playing in the afternoon and he loves singing songs with them in the evening devotional time. Getting a good education is very important to Manglalthuam (his favorite subject is Social Studies), and he works hard at his studies when he is not enjoying reading and playing football during his free time. His new life is full of hope, joy, love, and friendship...all comforting remedies to heal the loneliness and fear of his early childhood. This is what Angels' Place is all about...healing young lives so they can have hope for a brighter future.
Manglalthuam wants the world to know he is "a good boy" who is very thankful for his sponsors because they have made a new life possible for him. Whether it's being a football player (soccer player) or joining the army, he is confident life has promise for whatever path he chooses. Most importantly, he knows he is not alone!
So many children, just like Manglalthuam, are struggling with overwhelming loneliness and despair. All they need is a little boost to pull themselves up to a better place. Angels' Place can help, but we just don't have the room for the hundreds still on our waiting list. Visit our Ways to Help page to learn how you can be part of the solution.