As a mother of a child with autism, Altahir has long dreamed about how she could help families and children like hers. But, as a single mother living in poor conditions, Altahir was struggling to improve her own situation. How could she possibly do anything to help someone else?
Altahir’s dream seemed like just that, a dream, until she learned about and was accepted into One More Child’s Single Moms program.
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep, equip you with every good thing to do His will. And may He accomplish in us what is pleasing in His sight through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen. – Hebrews 13:20-21
As she worked through the Single Mom’s Program to improve her own situation, God made a way for her dream to become a reality. Altahir received a One More Child scholarship to obtain the credentials she needed to pursue work in childcare and education.
With this breakthrough, Altahir could become a school director, using her personal experience and education to pursue her dream to impact the lives of families with autistic children while caring for her own.
The One More Child staff supported and prayed for Altahir every step of the way. When Altahir graduated from Miami Dade College with her teaching credentials, the Single Mom’s staff attended the ceremony and celebrated with her.
Today, Altahir and her little family are doing well. She continues to work at the daycare near her son’s school, is taking the necessary steps to buy her first home, and is waiting to receive her Director Certification. She reports that the family has welcomed a new member – a puppy by the name of Rosco, who they hope to train to be a therapy dog.
Altahir says she feels at peace, spiritually.
We thank God for equipping us all, our staff and the single moms we have the privilege to serve, to do the work He put in our hearts to do.