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Updated: Oct 24, 2022

Rueben was born on the streets. His mother, an addict, had been living on the streets for quite some time.

When Rueben was born, he was immediately exposed to sleeping out in the cold. Every time he would cry, his mother would have him sniff glue, which caused drowsiness and gave a feeling of having a full stomach.

Everyday, his mother would put him in a dumpster, have him sniff glue to fall asleep, and then come and pick him up again in the evening. But then one day, when Rueben was just seven months old, she didn't return.

Someone found Rueben in the dumpster and informed the police. That's when he was brought to Open Arms Village.

When Rueben arrived, he had wounds in his mouth and all over his body. His eyes were infected, he had problems breathing and severe malaria.

When Rueben started school, he was in a special needs class due to developmental delays. Now, he has caught up and is in the top ten in his class! Rueben has lived at Open Arms Village for 11 years now.

He has experienced healing- physically, emotionally and spiritually. His soul has been gradually healing. The love of a family was just what he needed to understand the love of his Heavenly Father.

Thank you for meeting these children in the midst of their horrible circumstances. The love you are showing toward children you may never meet is changing lives in Kenya and beyond.

Kaytie Fiedler

Executive Director, Open Arms International US

URGENT UPDATE! A friend of Open Arms has offered a $40,000 CHALLENGE MATCH! Now is the time to DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT! Will you give now to help raise $150,000 to support the care of children in hard places in Kenya and Romania? We can't do it without you. Will you answer the call to be a child rescuer with us? You can give by clicking this link:

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