Before moving here I grew up with my mom who was addicted to drugs. I rarely attended school because she was never sober enough to take me. At MMS I feel safe because I know the people here really care about me. I am able to go to school and get a great education.

Since I was 7 years old I dreamed of one day becoming a doctor who would deliver babies. I feel that’s what God wants me to be. I think that’s why he brought me to Mountain Mission School. Being here is part of the journey to living my dream. God is making my path straight and I am excited about my future.

— Salome