From Neglected to Protected

Sit down with Irvin for five minutes and you will notice that he is very much like any other 12-year-old boy. He loves superheroes, especially Superman, “because he makes me think of the strength and power we can find in God.” Irvin’s beginnings were anything but typical, spending his first years living on the streets. He arrived at Esperanza Viva at just two years old, already suffering from the effects of a neglected life. Irvin’s favorite Bible story is Daniel in the Lions’ Den, because it shows him how God protected and rescued Daniel just because he believed. Each day at Esperanza Viva, we are seeing children like Irvin being rescued from the dens of this broken world, and finding hope for the future.