Over the last several months, we've been blessed to see progress on many of the home rebuilds for the families affected by tropical Cyclone Freddy. Last week we had the honor and privilege of celebrating with Tadala, a 16-year-old young lady in our Champs program, as she received the keys to her new house.
After Tadala's home was destroyed earlier this year, she and her family had nowhere to go and sought shelter at a camp set up by the government. Through the support of generous donors, she and her family now have a new place to call home.
"Taking me from the camp to this place, I feel like I'm dreaming. I'm so happy."-Champions Club guardian
Tadala was diagnosed with meningitis when she was just one week old and has spent her life in a wheelchair. But this doesn't stop her from playing ball with her friends and helping her mother with household chores, like washing dishes and clothes. She is now in 7th grade and is doing well in school. It was such a blessing to see the smiles and celebration when the ribbon was cut, and she was presented with the keys to her new home.
At the house dedication ceremony, her mother stood up to thank the Passion Center and supporters for the prayers and assistance they've given to the family. She said, "Taking me from the camp to this place, I feel like I'm dreaming. I'm so happy."
We praise God for His ever-present help in times of need, and we are excited to see what the future holds for this bright young woman and her family.