Sunday, 13 October 2013

SPONSORSHIP SUNDAY: Meet Philbert Mukunzi!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the fourteenth post in my “Sponsorship Sunday” series. I love showing off our beautiful children to you, and giving you a glimpse into their lives in Rwanda.

This serious fellow is Philbert Mukunzi. Philbert is seven years old, and his birthday is June 5.

Philbert and his older brother Zephilin were living with their parents until the death of their mother. Their father soon remarried, but his new wife refused to accept the two boys are her sons. Sadly, this story is all too common among our children. Philbert and his brother were taken in by a relative, but she lived in such extreme poverty that she found herself unable to care for the two boys.

One day, this relative heard of an organization called “Shelter Them,” a place with a reputation for rescuing children. She brought both boys to the Shelter Them office and asked if someone would take them. Philbert and his brother Zephilin now live in “Bryan’s Home,” (named after baby Bryan) with a loving caretaker and three other boys, where they are fitting in and finding a sense of belonging. And you should just see them play marbles!

Here Philbert shows off his new school uniform that he received through Shelter Them.

Well, what do you know… behind that serious little face hides a great smile! This is Philbert shortly after arriving at Shelter Them.

And here’s one more photo of our quiet little fellow.

Would you consider bringing a smile to Philbert’s face by sponsoring him? Imagine how excited he’d be to receive a letter from someone halfway around the world that loves him and cares for him. Sponsorship is just $40 a month (we welcome U.S. sponsors as well) and you will receive regular letters and photos from your child. You are also welcome to visit them in Rwanda!

If you’d like to sponsor Philbert Mukunzi, or if you would like to view the rest of our children available for sponsorship, you can visit us here: Shelter Them Child Sponsorship.

Feel free to share this page with your family and friends so we can find him a sponsor!

And don’t forget to visit the Path of the Carpenter on Facebook!

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