Aroni: Our lovable, gracious new addition

By Amber Foster


21-year-old Aroni is a new addition to our family. We heard about her through some other missionary friends who had been a big part of her life as a teenager in their ministry. Aroni had transitioned home, but the situation was not good and when her family found out she was pregnant it became quickly necessary for her to find new living arrangements.  

Aroni stayed in our facility for the last 3 months of her pregnancy, then moved into my home to have her precious baby boy. She has proven to be pure joy around the house and a very dedicated mother to 1-month-old baby Ian. He is never far from her side even as she strives daily to contribute to our household.  

She will often shyly say, “Ma, I’m so grateful for this opportunity. What can I do to show my gratitude?” Rosie adores her, and she’s pretty close to my heart already as well. She is eager to find a job and provide for her little family. She strives to live her life in a way that she believes will make her son and her God proud.  

I am so blessed to be a small part of the journey she is on and to watch her blossom into a wonderful young mother. Please help us show this precious girl that love does not mean pain and that opening up once again is worth the effort.