“How can I say, ‘Thanks!’”
I was inspired to become a part of OVL Foundation USA, because of my love for those whom we are honoring, Rev. O.V. Latin and Mrs. Louella Latin.
I was privileged to have known them and their family, through their daughter, Anita. We met in high school and became best friends. It was then that we learned that our parents and older siblings had known each other before we were born.
Through the years, I visited their church and seen firsthand how Pastor and First Lady Latin poured loved into the children, youth, and young families. The methodical steps to develop the church’s ministries and to aid and assist the sheep truly had an impact on me.
So, how can I show thanks? When Anita had the idea to honor her parents’, “Ministries of Helps”, with this foundation I was on board. I knew how badly the safe place for our young and displaced pregnant girls was needed. To be able to assist, prepare, and provide a safe place for those young pregnant girls and their babies, after aging out of the Foster Care System, has been a concern of mine for many years. Today, so many of our young people are being trafficked right under our noses. This program will be the beginning seeds that so many will need to prepare for a successful life.
Physically, I may not be “able” to do much, as a disabled person. But my desire is to assist in identifying and learning about all the agencies that exist, to support ministries who “help” those in need, like OVL Foundation USA. My desire is to be able to contribute toward analyzing, designing, and planning to support programs that will deliver each young woman and her baby into society, prepared to succeed.
OVL Foundation USA will be the forefront in providing and educating “The Bay” on how to house, mentor, and educate young pregnant women to be successful and flourish when they enter society. The facility to house precious young women and their children will be a game changer.