Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Baby Jonathan

I just wanted to relay a story about a little boy that we met just yesterday. His name is Jonathan Gabriel Centeno and he was born premature at 25 weeks . He is very tiny, 2 1/2 lbs., and has been in an incubator for 21 days now. One of the problems is that there is no special equipment or doctors to help this little boy here in Trujillo. He needs to go to San Pedro Sula, 6 hours from here, and be admitted to a hospital that has the necessary equipment and experience. Jeffrey had gone into the hospital to visit one of the children that we help when he met Jonathan's mother, Nancy. She explained the problems to Jeffrey and that she did not have the money to pay for the ambulance needed to take her to Catarina Rivas Hospital in San Pedro Sula. The cost for the Ambulance... $150. While home in the states to renew our visa, some special little girls in one family handed me some money that they had been saving to help the children here in some way. It came to $150. God is so awesome to provide in advance for the needs of His precious ones. Jeffrey couldn't believe when I told him about the gift. We did not have enough money to help this family and he didn't know what to do. As soon as Jeffrey brought the money to pay for the ambulance, they left for San Pedro Sula. Please pray for this family. More to come as we check up on Jonathan.


Carolee/Steve said...

Oh the Wonders of the Lord and His mighty power and provision. He leaves me speechless. We will be praying for Jonathan, and that his mother would come to know the Lord who has her son in His hands.

Lori said...

God is soooo good!! And yet we are still suprised and amazed when these things "work out"! May He continue to bless your work there! We will be praying for Jonathan, his family and for all the doctors invovled! Love to all!!

Linda J. said...

How exciting that God allows us not only to see His mighty work, but He allows us to be a part of it! Praise the Lord for His provision through those little girls. I will be praying for baby Jonathan!