Collin found a second chance at Mercy Home thanks to Partners in Prayer like you. But first, he had to overcome a past of hopeless poverty, violence, and despair.
Collin lived with his drug-addicted mother and four brothers in a small, one-bedroom apartment. Sadly, his mother’s addictions were all she cared about, and Collin and his brothers were left to survive on their own. And the saddest thing about Collin’s life was that every night he went to bed afraid—but not of the gangs lurking outside his door, or the drugs that he saw people smoke and inject every day.
Collin was afraid no one would ever love him—and he had nowhere to turn for the comfort, support, and guidance he so desperately needed. You see, all this hurting young boy wanted was someone to tuck him in at night, to watch over him when he became ill, and to put their arms around him when he woke to the sounds of gunfire outside his window and whisper in his ear, “It’ll be alright.”
But Collin didn’t have anyone. His mother was too far gone on drugs, and his brothers were always spending time on the streets, getting into trouble with the gangs they had joined.
But then, Collin came to Mercy Home—and his life changed forever.
Collin found new opportunities and the second chance he dreamed of. Now he dedicates himself to his schoolwork—honestly, I can’t remember a child so passionate about doing homework every night. He excels in math and science, and he wants to become a social worker or a therapist someday. Collin has so much now that he never did before—the chance to get a good education, nutritious meals and a warm place to lay his head at night—all because of loyal Partners in Prayer like you. But most of all, Collin is now surrounded by people who love and care for him.
And every day, someone at Mercy Home tells Collin, “It’ll be alright,” and he just smiles. Because now he knows, for once in his life—it’s the truth. Thank you to you, our Partners in Prayer, for making this miracle happen for Collin, and for all the children at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls.
A special partnership for the sake of Mercy’s kids and for our Sunday TV Mass
You can make a difference in the life of a troubled child. We need Partners to pray for our kids at Mercy Home–and also faithful Partners to help broadcast Sunday Mass at Mercy Home.
By pledging your support and your prayers, you’re offering a precious gift to Mercy’s kids–and helping our community of faith join together every week.
The boys and girls of Mercy Home are very proud of the difference they are able to make just by sharing their time and heart with others. None of this would be possible without our kind, faithful supporters, for not only sharing their friendship but for also setting an example of generosity and compassion for them to follow. Please keep the young people of Mercy Home and all of our generous benefactors in your thoughts and prayers.