As economies freeze, your gifts keep love alive. But there is more to do.
Fruzina was in her second trimester when Hungary declared a pandemic lockdown. She and her husband, Károly, were squatting in an empty flat until law enforcement evicted them.
The couple was stranded on the streets of Budapest. Shelters were forbidden to enroll any new residents. The economy shut down, employment was virtually nonexistent, and hunger a harsh reality. With prospects as bleak as this, Fruzina began to wonder if abortion was her only option.
After realizing that she and her husband did not have to face this challenge alone, Fruzina chose life for her baby. Your generosity unlocks love and saves lives. Thank you.
In Her Most Desperate Moment, You Were There to Help
Because of your generosity, capable and well-equipped people are waiting to help when a crisis strikes. Fortunately, a bystander witnessed their sudden eviction and immediately notified HLI Hungary. Our missionaries reached out to the couple with the mercy and loving assistance that your support provides.
With the shelters out of commission, I turned to a local maternity clinic where HLI recently donated new incubators for premature babies. They were happy to take Fruzina in for a few days.
After realizing that she and her husband did not have to face this challenge alone, Fruzina chose life for her baby. The mercy you showed renewed her hope and helped her discover the joy of bringing new life into the world. Your generosity unlocks love and saves lives. Thank you.
A New Home, and Hope for the Future
But the story doesn’t end there. After the first few OBGYN visits, we had to find a new home for this young family. I wrote to all the relevant ministries and organizations for help with housing, and in the meantime, we set up a temporary shelter for them in a tent in Liget park, Budapest.
The tent was as snug as we could make it and our volunteers regularly supplied the couple with food, but the authorities would not respond to our pleas for a more permanent home. So I turned to the media. Under pressure from public opinion, the government finally took action and found them an apartment.
Fruzina and her husband want to thank you for the chance to raise their child in a real home. The next step is to find a job for Károly. I ask that you please pray to God to find a way for them to make a living on their own. With your support we can give this family a happy ending.
We could never do it without you.
Fruzina’s story isn’t over yet. Click here to read the rest!