“Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Cloaked in Faith by Rob Lawrie

Robert (Gerry) Lawrie began his life under the most promising of conditions. Born into a highly respected, landed gentry class family with direct connections to British colonial rulers, he ended up living a life of homelessness and becoming a rape victim at a very young age.

His once promising life went from one of unlimited potential to unimaginable horrors, a fate that could never have been imagined from his carefree boyhood days in the country of his birth, Guyana. In this memoir, follow the unlikely story of one man’s journey from class and privilege to homelessness, from betrayal to success only to start over again.


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“I am honored to have played a part in helping Rob seek justice from the Catholic Church.  He is a very special person with an amazing amount of courage. I know from having represented hundreds of survivors of child sexual abuse that what happened to Robert, like all others who were abused as children, will remain with them for the rest of their lives.” Gregory


“Rob Lawrie came to my family needing a home. He was a true blessing and had a gift for relating to us as a family.  He was a model teenager to my little ones and when he was assaulted while in high school, we were both heartbroken and enraged.  He has, indeed, risen from the ashes to reclaim his personal dignity and his faith in a loving God. Maureen Smith Powers

Rob's Foster Mom

“Rob is committed to changing lives in Guyana. Leaving one’s home country for the American Dream cost Rob everything. He’s helping to improve economic opportunities for people in Guyana so families can stay together. Let’s work to stop the brain drain.” Guyana Project

Anonymous Trusted Reader


My Testimony

Who am I and what is my purpose in this life? I, like many others, have asked myself these two questions hundreds of times, especially when things were difficult. In order to understand who I am, I have had to grapple with the question of identity. My issue, however,...

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