Today, I want to introduce you to one of our boys - Ademilson.
Ademilson has been with us at Hope since January and is 12 years old. He arrived here at Hope with his older brother (15) from another boys home. Basically, the other home could not handle him and his brother - so they were sent to us.
While this is not a post about his brother, from day one - we could see that the problem the other home had with these boys was mostly with his brother, and not Ademilson. Ademilson, for the most part, is a good kid. He seeks attention, and sometimes does not understand the difference between positive attention and negative attention, but he has matured so much in these 6 months that he has been with us. He is the first one knocking on my door letting me know when someone is doing something they shouldn't - which, honestly can get quite annoying...but, shows that he wants to do the right thing. We have moved his brother into the older boys dorms, and the separation between the two has been great for Ademilson.
Please join Isanon and I as we pray for Ademilson this week. We are praying that he would continue to grow and mature into a boy who wants to do the right things. We are praying that he would not follow in the footsteps of his older brother, but continue to mature and be an even-tempered boy. Pray for his schooling, that he would continue to find joy in going to school. Also, we are praying for his teachers - that they would find patience in dealing with him, as he can be quite a lot sometimes. We are praying for all his hurts and wounds - that God would continue to pour His love on Ademilson and bring healing into his life.