Category Archives: Angels of the Week

Angel of the Week: Rejoice!

AOW RejoiceMeet Vunghoihkim, our Angel of the Week!  Her friends call her Rejoice.

Rejoice is another James Connection success story!

She came to Angels' Place in 2005 at 9 years old.  Her mother died when she was 4 and her father, who was an alcoholic, was struggling to take care of her.  Her home life became dangerous for such a young child so her grandmother, in desperation, brought her to Angels' Place.

Rejoice remembers life being very hard before finding a home at the orphanage.  Like so many children, she feared a future without hope...for an education, for a career, for a happy home life.  Now, she talks about the warmth and friendship she feels at Angels' Place.  It truly feels like the home she never had as a young child.

Not only does Rejoice appreciate the joy of having a warm loving family, but she also talks about how much she gets to do now.  Most importantly, she goes to school and values her education as a path to a successful future.  She loves learning, especially English, which she finds fascinating.  She also loves to read.   Rejoice is also a gifted singer, a gift she gets to cultivate and share with others as part of the singing group at Angels' Place.

Rejoice is now a happy healthy 19 year old looking toward a bright future!  She wants the world to know she is "a good and kind-hearted girl" who dreams of being an airline attendant one day.  She was baptized a Christian in 2012 and feels blessed to be part of such a kind and caring spiritual community.  Warmth, friendship, love, and spiritual nourishment keep kids like Rejoice reaching for a better future.  Thanks to her sponsors and the generosity of our donors, she knows it is possible.

There are hundreds of children, like Rejoice, waiting for a home at Angels' Place.  You can help make room for them by visiting our Ways to Help page now.

Our First “Angel of the Week”

Suresh1Meet Suresh, our first ever "Angel of the Week"!

We are launching an exciting new project in 2016!  Beginning in February, we will feature 25 stories over the year, each about one of the amazing children living at Angels' Place.  Suresh will not only be the first but he has also volunteered to work on the "Angel of the Week" project helping to choose and interview children for future stories.

Suresh Singh is 19 years old and came to Angels' Place in February 2005, one of the first to call the orphanage his home.  When he talks about his childhood before Angels' Place he remembers little but misery and despair.  He lost his father when he was only 3 and when his mother became sick with TB he feared he was destined to life on the streets.  He had little hope of a happy future until he heard about Angels' Place.

Now, Suresh talks about a life full of hope, love and security.  He feels blessed to call Angels' Place his home.  Thanks to the generosity of our donors and Suresh's sponsors, he has grown up in a loving home where he gets to enjoy his favorite pastimes, like reading the newspaper and the Bible.  He also gets to go to school and study math, his favorite subject because, in his words, "I like to problem solve."  Suresh also likes to play football and dreams of becoming an officer in the Indian Air Force.

Suresh, like most of the children at Angels' Place, had very little hope for his future before coming to the orphanage.  Now, he dares to dream and knows, with the support of his new-found "family", his dreams really can become reality.

Hundreds of desperate children just like Suresh are still waiting for a home like Angels' Place.  You can help make room for them by visiting our Ways to Help page now.