Lesley Gomez left England at 22 to serve as a missionary in the Philippines. Today she and her husband Peter run LAMA, a charity and safe house for the abandoned boys of the streets.
“…it wasn’t worth sacrificing the relationship so we didn’t mention the missing money. We didn’t realize all that hung in the balance of that gracious decision as he proceeded to take us to a play area near the Catholic monastery to introduce us to his friend.
Peering into the darkness, there didn’t seem to be anyone there except us.
“Over here!” Noel hissed, kicking a bush.
Moving closer, I heard a groan and saw something move.
“He’s in here!” he informed me in hushed tones, looking around nervously.
…”Dandan ran away from home when his mother left them. He was afraid of his father. When his father found him on the street with me he offered to pay me 2000 pesos to get rid of Dad-dan for him. I couldn’t do that. It’s a lot of money but I’m not a killer,” Noel said, wincing.”