We received the following letter from Dasa, and wanted to shared how your support has impacted this young girl’s life. It is YOUR support allows us to reach children with stories similar to Dasa, so we believe this letter is for you as well. Thank you for your partnership!
Dear 100X Development Team,
My name is Feodosia Rosca but everyone calls me Dasa Cameron. When I was born, my father rejected me for not being a boy, and at two years of age, my mom abandoned me too. I stayed in my uncle’s house for a few years, where his wife started each day by telling me that I was a mistake. She would tell me that I was going to grow up and became “nothing” like my mom.
After a few years, my uncle sent me to the largest orphanage in Moldova, a place with 850 children—my “home” for the next seven years. I hated the world. I hated myself. All I knew at that moment was that I wasn’t wanted, accepted or loved.
Being an orphan is not easy no matter where you are in the world, we all feel the same, we all have the same questions inside our hearts, we all share the same fears, and we all shared tears for years and years. We have no hope. When kids think of themselves as nothing, they never dare to dream.
In my country, when you turn 16 you have to leave the orphanage and manage in life on your own. Most of the kids never make it. Life is so rough on us that most give up even before they start. When you go into the world, everyone sees you as a thief, liar…you are the worst there can possibly be.
When my time came to leave the orphanage, I thought my life would end. I had nowhere to go, but I am thankful to Jesus that he had a plan. Through 100X’s partnership with Stella’s House, I was given a place to live. I learned that Jesus is real, that he loves me like no one else, and that has a great plan for my life. Most of all, I learned that I was not a mistake. God doesn’t make mistakes.
I want to say thank you to 100X for giving me the opportunity and honor to study in America. It means a lot that you believe in me—that you don’t look at me as an orphan.
I never dreamt when I was an orphan, but since I have Jesus in my heart, He has allowed me to dream…and dream big. He took me from an orphanage school desk to a university in America.
100X, you are amazing. You give kids like me hope; you take us in your arms and don’t let us go until you are sure we can fly on our own. I want to say thank you for being His example on earth.
Will you give a gift today that will help us reach more children like Dasa?