Little Kapil’s childhood has held trauma no child should have to experience— but now, in House of Hope, he is happy, nurtured and thriving.

June 2017 • Vol. 13, No. 4

The Fire He Can’t Forget

Every child in House of Hope has a story.

Seven-year-old Kapil had thought his family was just fine, until the day he watched flames climb his mother’s screaming form—flames ignited by his father’s hand.

Neighbors arrived in time to save her life, but not her body. They rushed her to the hospital, where doctors started her on the long road to recovery. While she slowly gained some strength, her husband left.

Because Kapil’s mother simply could not provide for her children alone, one of her neighbors suggested she contact the government authorities for help. Kapil soon found himself in House of Hope, a home for abandoned, runaway and especially needy children.

Kapil is happy to be part of House of Hope, where he receives food, love and care from the GFA-supported staff. All of his needs are met. He has even enrolled in school and has discovered a passion for soccer.

Every child in House of Hope has a story. Most enter the home with heart-wrenching histories. Our desire is to see these children thrive and to minister to their families as well, whenever possible. By the grace of God, we have seen more than 200 children reunited with their families or relatives.

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” —John 10:10