Pablo


Less I forget, someone please remind me as I relax here in my cozy home with my car in the driveway; big boy toys in the garage; fridge and freezers filled with food;  closets and drawers filled with more clothes than I’ll ever need; cared for, loved, and having been born in America with all it’s luxuries and freedoms .  . . how very blessed I am!

Here, but for God’s grace, am I

It’s rainy season in Guatemala, which means our crops are green and growing, holes are being patched in the roof, and umbrellas sit outside every house. But for Pablo, rainy season meant he was minutes away from dying.

3 weeks ago, on a rainy summer evening a young boy getting off of the school bus happened upon what he thought was a toy doll tossed on the side of the road. A second glance proved that this wasn’t a toy- but a real baby, who seemed to have been born just hours before. The young boy jumped over puddles to reach the child in the gutter- the water rising up past the baby’s ears. The thin blanket the baby had wrapped around him was soaked through. Mud covered his face. His tiny hands made tight fists that were turning purple. The young boy wrapped the baby up in his backpack, trying to keep him warm. He then, ran back to the road signaling to the cars driving by that he needed help. The baby was taken by ambulance to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with hypothermia.

His story appeared on local news stations, and people all over Guatemala began to pray. Our staff at Village of Hope got together and prayed protection over his precious life. Little did we know, that just one week later he would be brought to the court, where the judge would assign him the name Pablo, and he would be sent to Village of hope.

In the short time that little Pablo has lived at Village of Hope, we have watched his grow and thrive. His story appeared on local news stations, and people all over Guatemala began to pray. Our staff at Village of Hope got together and prayed protection over his precious life. Little did we know, that just one week later he would be brought to the court, where the judge would assign him the name Pablo, and he would be sent to Village of hope.

Families@VillageOfHopeGuatemala.com

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