Evans’ mother, a struggling alcoholic, worked as a barmaid and a prostitute before disappearing in January of this year. A neighbor heard Evans crying and broke down the door of the single-room shack he once shared with his mother. He had been locked in the shack for several days with very little food to spare.
Evans’ family has a history of alcoholism and poverty, which carried on from generation to generation. His great-grandmother, his only living parental figure, was unable to raise her great-grandson due to her age, blindness, and lack of resources.
Evans, who turned 10 this past May, arrived at El Shaddai Children’s Center soon after his mother’s disappearance. In his new, Boaz-sponsored home, he is shown love, fed, given an education, and taught daily about the gospel of Christ. When Evans grows up, he wants to be a doctor.
It was a blessing to meet Evans and it is amazing to see the joy he has regardless of his past. Christ’s changing love on full display!
What a heart braking situation this little guy was in. But what a blessing that he is at El Shaddai Children’s Center where he knows that he is loved and nurtured.
Bless his heart.
I’m praying for him now.
Thank you for caring for this sweet boy.