Name: Denis Ronaldo Lopez
Date of Birth: 10/29/1999
Before coming to Rehoboth, Denis experienced abuse and neglect from both his mother and father who suffered from alcoholism and emotional problems. In addition, his parents were unable to obtain a steady income, which resulted in a lot of scarcity. A typical day would consist of the parents leaving in the morning returning late at night. This situation caused the children to stay at home alone for long hours at a time, often without any food.
Denis had been in and out of many children’s homes throughout his life, until the courts of Guatemala saw it fit to have Denis live at Rehoboth Home for Boys until 18 years of age. Currently, Denis is in the 7th grade and is developing a real appreciation for the ways of the Lord. Denis has a sister in another children’s home that he gets to visit once a month.
Location: Rehoboth Orphanage
Rehoboth Children’s Home is located in the town of Chimaltenango, located 35 miles west of Guatemala City. Rehoboth is home to boys and girls between two and 18 years old. The name of the home is based on Genesis 26:22. In this passage, Isaac had dug two wells in the new land and those around him quarreled with him, saying it was theirs. Once he had dug the third well, no one quarreled over it and he named it Rehoboth, saying, “Now the Lord is given us Room and will flourish in the land.” This means a lot to the children of Rehoboth; it reminds them that though their parents and others have abandoned them, God has made room for them. Guatemala has one of the highest violent crime rates in Latin America; your sponsorship will help this child.
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