Street Kids: Where Are They Now?

Feb 26, 2014
What happens to street kids after they leave a program and move on in life? What do they become? How is their life changed? We don't always get to know "the rest of the story," but sometimes the Lord makes it possible for us to observe the results.

One such time was at the 10 year reunion of those who lived and worked with Ang Bahay Parola (ABP), the Lighthouse Project, in the Philippines. It was a great time for staff, former staff and young people to get together and celebrate. 

One of the residents, Robin, was the Master of Ceremonies. He is continuing his studies at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary and is planning to be a pastor one day. 

Marlita was part of the first group of girls to come to the ABP and live in one of the homes. She had been abandoned and, as you can imagine, in desperate need of both a home and guidance. Because of ABP, she was able to get back in school and fulfill her dream of being a teacher. She now teaches in a private school and helps with Christian education in her local church. 

Ariel and his brother were living a rough life on the streets when they were found. They were among a group of boys who came to live in one of the other homes in 2002. Ariel has a great sense of humor and is also a hard worker. He is now studying to be a seaman. He is very serious about his walk with the Lord and desires to serve Him through his career. 

We don't know all the stories of all the children that pass through our programs like the Lighthouse Project, but it is encouraging to know that lives are being touched and changed as a result of this ministry. 

Mission to the World has a whole host of word and deed ministries in 80 different countries around the world. Sharing the light of the gospel with street kids is one of these ministries in several locations. If you would like more information on how you can be a part of giving or going, contact us today at [email protected].  
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