Originally posted November 29, 2012
Nothing seems to give a person more purpose than being responsible for the life of another. That is certainly true of our young mother Nancy since giving birth to her preciousone-year-old Ashley.
After living away from Breaking Chains for a while, Nancy returned to BC this summer with her husband Josue, baby Ashley and a new sense of purpose. In September Nancy began beauty training classes through a local women’s ministry called Mi Esperanza. It has been amazing to watch her grow in her skills and self-esteem at the same time.
She is eager to show off her new skills by offering to give manicures to the members of our team and even washed and straightened my hair so I could “look pretty in the airport” on my way home from my last trip to Honduras.
We had a meeting with the families in the building in early October to talk about their individual goals. Nancy said, “I want to continue my schooling, eventually have my own salon and provide a good life for my daughter.” If Nancy continues to move forward as she is now, I have no doubt she can make that happen for her family and now for her second little one on the way.
We are so proud of Nancy for the responsible mother she has become and her desire for a better life. Nancy and her family will always have a special place in our hearts and we would love nothing more than to be able to give them a memorable Christmas. Please help us do so!