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Jorge returns to Calvirio

posted 16 Jan 2011, 09:50 by Sandra Quinlan   [ updated 16 Jan 2011, 10:10 ]
Jorge was thrown onto the streets at the age of 15 and a friend brought him to Pastor Reinaldo, founder of Calvirio Street Boys Refuge.  As he was over the age limit for the Home, the pastor said he could stay the night and they would see what they could do.  That became the first night of 2 ½ years!  Then to quote Jorge, his own stubbornness caused him to leave.  If you speak to him today he will tell you how much he misses the Home and those who run it.  His testimony is that everything he is and has learnt is because of Pastor Reinaldo, whom he calls his 'father' and 'Aunty' Leila, the supervisor, and he owes them his thanks.  Pastor Reinaldo has since died and his son, Pastor Junior is in control, but to Jorge, Pastor Reinaldo will always be alive in his heart.       
We met Jorge again, after 6 years at the Christmas Coffee Morning dedicated to the staff and supporters of the Home.  It was such a joy to see him there after all this time and also with him, his new wife and little daughter of just 21 days, who was being dedicated that night.  The little family is doing well, Jorge is working and the they attend the local Baptist Church and give God all the glory.