Russel is a joyous and positive youngster who lives with his mother in the Philippines. His father has not been in his life since Russel was a baby, and his mother had to tell Russel that he was never going to meet him. Russel does not mention this topic very often and instead spends his time playing volleyball and singing. Both activities have been a source of healing for him and, as a result, his level of confidence has risen. Russel is overweight due to being on a diet of inexpensive, unhealthy food. Russel loves Math and English, and he would love a sponsor who wants to write to him. By sponsoring Russel, he will receive nutritious meals, an education, and will be taught about his Loving Father who will never abandon him.
Mount Moriah Child Development Center
The Mount Moriah Child Development Center is greatly impacting children and their families for Christ. Nutritious food, medicine, educational assistance, school uniforms and supplies are given to the children at the center. The center staff show the love of God to the children under their care by helping them with homework, providing life skills training, and encouraging them in their faith. Through regular Bible studies, devotions and Sunday School the children are hearing the Gospel and their lives are being touched by the Word of God.
The Philippines is a country that consists of over 7,000 islands in Southeast Asia. It has many active volcanoes and its location and torrential rainfall means that several areas are prone to flooding, typhoons and cyclones. The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, but some people are superstitious and still practice animism. Poverty, alcoholism and widespread drug use plagues their communities. This has led to broken families and abandoned children. There are few consistent job opportunities as well, making it difficult for parents to provide for their families.