2-year-old Left to Die

This is Janvi. She was abandoned by her parents when she was only 2 years old. Now she is loved and cared for by a loving family. Janvi loves school, and now that she is enrolled in Bridge of Hope, she is receiving all the help she needs to pursue an education.

Tears of compassion rolled down Dayalu’s face. He saw her. The skinny, frail body of a little girl, no more than 2 years old, sitting alone near a thorny bush. Ants covered her. She cried out in pain as they bit her innocent, little face. Swooping her up in his fatherly arms, Dayalu took her home with him. She was safe now. Janvi would become part his family.

Parents Abandon Daughter

Little Janvi had a mom and dad, but they never loved her. Addicted to alcohol, Janvi’s parents let strong drink and loose living control their lives. They moved from place to place, pitching their tent wherever they wandered. When little Janvi was born, her mom did not feed her well, and she became sickly due to her parents’ neglect. After two years, they were tired of caring for her and felt burdened by her life. She was completely worthless in their eyes, and so were the two other daughters they had let die. They decided to leave Janvi and never return.

But God had a very different opinion of little Janvi and had a special plan for her precious life.

Bridge of Hope Eases Financial Strain

Janvi grew up in Dayalu’s home after the day he found her crying and being bitten by ants. Dayalu and his wife loved and cared for her as they did their own daughter and son.

Although Dayalu had a sympathetic heart, he was very poor. Providing three meals a day for his family was a constant struggle for him. It was difficult putting eager-to-learn Janvi through school. When Dayalu found out Janvi could join the nearby GFA-supported Bridge of Hope center, he happily enrolled her.

Today, Janvi is able to go to school without it being a financial strain on the family. Bridge of Hope has been a huge blessing to Janvi and her family. She loves school and is at the top of her class, excelling in her studies.

Loved by Adopted Father, Loved by God

Dayalu and his family love the Lord and attend church as a family, worshiping Jesus together. Janvi is learning more about Jesus as she goes to Sunday School, and through the love of her adopted father, she has learned that she can be adopted into God’s family, too.

“I have been there for her countless times,” Dayalu said. “I have emotionally, mentally and spiritually supported her in anything she wanted to do in her life.”

Janvi, though once abandoned and thought worthless by her parents, was never abandoned by God. She knows she is precious in the eyes of the Lord, who is her Heavenly Father.

 “‘For the oppression of the poor, for the sighing of the needy, now I will arise,’ says the LORD; ‘I will set him in the safety for which he yearns.’” —Psalm 12:5

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*Names of people and places may have been changed for privacy and security reasons. Images are GFA stock photos used for representation purposes and are not the actual person/location, unless otherwise noted.

3 Responses to “2-year-old Left to Die”

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  1. Kate says:

    A very uplifting true story of love that triumphed over such a heartbreaking experience by this precious abandoned child. How blessed I am to have been born into a loving Christian family. How precious were the parents that adopted and showered this child with Christian love, despite their poor financial circumstances. God will have many crowns for them in heaven! Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

  2. Mercy says:

    Stories like this teach me not take all my blessings for granted. God Bless this loving family that took the little girl in.

  3. Paulette says:

    God is truly amazing, He sent help just in time to save this child both spiritually and physically.
    Wow! This gentleman demonstrated what Jesus said “suffer the little children to come unto me …”
    I pray that God will reward this gentleman and his family abundantly. God promise to bless those who lend, give and/or give to the poor.

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