But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Cling sees stories of lives changed every day.
From seemingly simple needs like having clean water to drink
to a parent being able to see medical care for their child.
From the child of a missionary learning to love those in need
to the missionary reminded to take nothing for granted.
“Love from the center of who you are.” Romans 12:9
On December 28, 2018, my dear friend Shelia gave birth to her third baby, her first son, Godson. The name literally meaning a son of God. When I learned of his birth I was overjoyed because his mom is as dear to me as a sister. I loved this tiny baby immediately.
I quickly learned how fragile his body was. He fought for his little life and developed a life-threatening medical condition. He could not “poop”. This became very serious.
My heart skipped a beat. You see, we were living in Haiti, only returning for the birth of our sixth baby. A couple of days after she was born I noticed I had not changed a dirty diaper. Doctors assured me this was normal until sixteen days passed. Her weight was dropping. “A serious and life-altering condition at best”. Terms like CF, Hershbrums disease, and a possibility of only a month to live. My heart sank, but we were in America. The month passed with hospital visits, procedures, and tests. She was still alive! I was taught how to dilate and help her. Today our Aubrey Hope is healed without medical explanation. She is a miracle, touched by the hand of our King.
Two storied. Two babies. One without an ending of hope and life, the other is in the arms of Jesus. I wrestle. A mom is without her baby. She cannot hold him, kiss him, or watch him grow.
And I am the mom who gets to hold, to kiss, and so blessed to watch my baby grow. I am thankful, but I struggle. Because of medical help and a miracle, the outcome is drastically different.
And so in honor and memory of a precious baby CLING will continue with our heart and mission to empower, educate and invest in the lives of our friends in Haiti.
Stay tuned for more testimonies from the heart of Haiti.