By Arwen McGilvra-
Lorena is the Supervisor of House 6 at Dorie’s Promise. Coming from a big family, the third of six siblings, she understands what it takes to love and support the children in our home. She started working at Dorie’s Promise in 2005, and, as she puts it, “I came to Dorie’s Promise to help my sister Diana, who still works here as a supervisor. The home was in need of more personnel to help take care of the kids. From the first day, I have loved this job. I know that we are making a difference in the lives of children by giving them love and care — what they need the most!”
To her, Dorie’s Promise is family, “All of us (special mothers) feel that we are a big family, with 37 kids to care for. We pray that the Lord will give us wisdom to guide them and teach them.”
Throughout the years, she’s seen many changes — kids being reunited with their families, some finding new forever families, and always others in need coming through the door.
This is the kind of work that will change your life. Lorena says she’s glad to have found a job with a deeper purpose: “Being a change in someone’s life, helping them believe that there is hope and that God loves them so much — it’s beautiful.”
Despite having been through some difficult times in her own life, being with the children is a joy and inspiration for Lorena. She continues working — watching them grow healthy and happy, with chances to learn and love that they never would have had without Dorie’s Promise. It breaks her heart to see how some of the kids have just started to walk at two years old because of past malnutrition, and to know that there are many more children in Guatemala who are in that same situation. Children who don’t have the love, support, and care of a home like Dorie’s Promise.
We know that for Lorena and her coworkers, the opportunity to work for Dorie’s Promise is a blessing. Being part of our ministry leaves their lives forever changed.
“I want to thank all the people who support this ministry,” says Lorena. “You make this cause possible! Because of you, these kids have the opportunity to have a new life, one with hope and love. God bless you all!”