Friday, September 4, 2009

Baby Jonathan

We just received word that early this morning, Baby Jonathan went to be with Jesus in a perfect place with no more pain or sadness. We are sad, but thankful that he won't have to suffer any more on this earth and we look forward to the day when we will meet him in heaven. Thank you all for praying for Jonathan and his mother.

This is the first loss that we have had while here at Little Hands. It is very difficult for us to understand why we should lose this little one. There is a voice that says "what a waste" that the work we did was for nothing. But then we also know that the help that we give to these children has more to do with others than with the child alone. Yes, we help the child, but we also help the parents and the culture to see the great value that God has for all life. In helping the least of these, we demonstrate the love of God to the children, the parents, and the culture. God created man in His image. All men. Whether poor, or rich, or healthy, or disabled, Jesus died for them all. In the process of helping these famlies, we have an opportunity to explain and demonstrate what it means to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the most important point of all. All of this has been accomplished in this opportunity to help little Jonathan and his mother Nancy.

Please continue to pray for Nancy. She was touched by several people that got involved simply to share the Love of God. I pray that she will enter into a relationship with Jesus and know His peace. Right now, as I write, Nancy is on a bus on her way back to Trujillo holding her Jonathan's body in her arms and sobbing. Please pray for her. And for opportunities for us to minister to her. Our work is not over. We are watching for God's Hand at work.

5 comments:

Lori said...

Sara, I can't imagine how hard this must be! We have been praying for the family and all of you and will continue to do so! I pray that Nancy will see Jesus in each of you as you reach out to her. May God continue to bless your family and your work there! We love and miss y'all!!

Susan Long said...

Such love and compassion in your heart--you are in the right place at the right time.

We continue to pray for your family.

We love you all dearly.

Jayna said...

Praying that Nancy will experience the overwhelming comfort that only the Holy Spirit can bring to her life. You are doing a great work there. The support you are providing for Nancy is amazing. Don't lose heart! We're praying for you during this difficult time.

hugs,
jayna

Mark & Brenda said...

thanks Sara for your powerful testimony about God's love. Now the Lord has provided you opportunity to share mother-to-mother with Nancy. May the Lord give you the faith to comfort Nancy at this time. We are praying for you. You are where God wants you....to do the hard things because your heart is soft! Praise Him!

Amy said...

I am so sad for her loss, knowing so deeply how it feels to lose a child who is loved.

Heaven is going to be such a happy reunion!!!

much love ~