Orphaned No More: Meet Wilmer

DSC_0497Meet Wilmer! Best pals with Anderson, one of his brothers in the orphanage, Wilmer is a serious and joyful young man. As a young child, Wilmer’s mother abandoned him to go to the United States and his father is a convicted felon for murder. Wilmer previously lived with his aunt and cousins but they saw him as nothing but a burden—one more mouth to feed.

Though Wilmer’s life has been plagued with abandonment, he is focused, respectful, and obedient. Wilmer is very hepful with his younger brothers and does everything with a good attitude.


Wilmer, tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Wilmer Samir and I turned fourteen years old on February 21st. I have lived here at the boys home for six years now. My favorite part about living here is my home—and when we have people come to visit us!

What do you enjoy doing in your free-time?

I love to eat. And to play—especially FIFA.

What makes you laugh, Wilmer?

Daniel’s antics! (Daniel is one of the younger boys in the home. You can read his story here!)

What makes you sad?

Nothing.

What is your favorite color? What about your favorite food?

My favorite color is red, and my favorite foods are pizza and oatmeal.

Wilmer, you are one of the oldest boys in the home, what is it like having so many little brothers?

It feels really good to be the biggest.

What is something that Papi Edgardo and Mami Mary do for you that means the most?

What means the most to me is that they help me get through school.

What job would you like to have as an adult?

A lawyer!

Do you have a favorite Bible verse, Wilmer?

Yes, I love Luke 12:34. It says, For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

If you could tell boys who are your age in the United States a word of advice, what would you say?

My advice to them is to continue supporting the ministry, and to really be grateful for what they have been given.

Wilmer has matured into a selfless young man during his time at the boys home. Looking back on his previous circumstances, we praise God for the hope displayed so brightly in his life. Thank you for treasuring his life, and for loving this ministry so deeply. We couldn’t do this without you!


Who is blogging?

2015-06-16 22.52.56 copyHannah first traveled to Honduras at 6 years old alongside her family. After her return home, she knew she had to make a change. Now at 22-years-old, Hannah spends her time advocating for the POI children and traveling to visit them at every opportunity given. To read more, click here.

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