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.