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Somebody’s Child

By Herbert Miller, Public Relations Coordinator Dear Friends & Supporters of Shining Light, I would like for you to pause for a moment and listen to the cry of the many children in this world that have no loving Daddy and Mama to care for them, no loving arms to hold them tight when they…

The Opportunity to Give

By Vanessa Kornelsen, SLCH Caregiver On March 31, 2021, my dream of working at a Children’s Home became a reality! I made a commitment to be here for three months, serving as a general assistant. Little did I know that in only twelve days, I would be asked to take five children, (four sisters, ages…

The Lord Stood With Me

By Faith Villeneuve, SLCH Caregiver Mexico…I don’t seem to know how to put my time there into words, but I will try. I originally applied as a floater; it was a good way to get into the groove of things. But after a month, everything changed. One day, Shana told me that DIF had called…

House Parent Blessings

Dedicated to current, past, and future house parents Since the beginning of SLCH, we have heavily depended on our houseparents to create a safe and secure environment for the abandoned children we serve, as well as the rest of the staff who so unselfishly give of themselves year after year. It’s been my observation that…

The Armor of God

After many hours of practice, the school students nervously sat down in the evening sunlight and watched the visitors file in and fill the seats in the tent. Songs, memory verses, and memorized lines for a skit flashed through their minds as they hoped they wouldn’t forget their parts. The theme of the year-end program…

Sandra’s Story

Years ago in northern Guatemala on a Mayan Indian reservation, a baby girl was born. She was named Dora Hilda Tuluk Chitai. Her family was very poor and they had to work hard simply to survive. Alcoholism and poverty were rampant, competent and safe health care was scarce, and the government of Guatemala did very…