Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Yes.

"I have a 15 day old baby who was found lying naked on top of his mother who was passed out drunk under a bridge. Can you receive him?"

Yes.


"We have a girl who has been in the hospital for almost two weeks now who has been raped repeatedly by her father and brother. Do you have space for her?"


Yes.


"We have a boy who has been abandoned since he was an infant, abused and traumatized, and there is no one who is willing to care for him. Can he come to your home?"


Yes.


"We have three children who have been abandoned in the night by their parents and left with absolutely nothing to eat or drink or wear. Do you have space for them?"


Yes.


"I have an infant here in my arms whose mother gave birth to her under a false identity because she wants nothing to do with her baby. Can you receive this baby girl?"


Yes.


"We have a small boy here we found all alone sleeping under a bridge. His mother left him there early this morning and never returned for him. Can he come to your home?"


Yes.


"I have this girl here who has been beaten from head to toe and is covered in wounds and bruises from her mother. She needs somewhere safe to go immediately. Do you have room for her?"


Yes.


"Excuse me, I have two small children here who are both victims of sexual abuse as well as physical abuse from their father and mother. Do you have space for them in your home?"


Yes.


"I have a baby girl whose mother has been trying to sell her to different people. She is at risk of being sold. Can you receive her into your home?"


Yes.


"I have an 18 day old baby whose mother left her abandoned in the hospital because she was a victim of rape. Now she has no one for her. Can you take the baby?"


Yes.


"We have a young boy who was lost in the streets of Coban after being sent to work, shining shoes, and he needs somewhere safe to go. Do you have space for him?"


Yes.


"I have with me two girls whose father has threatened to kill them and the mother. They have been beaten and need somewhere safe to go. Do you have room for them?"


Yes.


"We have two young girls who both are victims of sexual abuse, rape, and physical abuse and have suffered tremendously. Both of their lives are threatened and their mother has been taken into hiding. Can you receive the girls?"


Yes.


"I have a girl here whose mother has refused to care for her any longer.  She has been the victim of neglect and physical abuse. I need you to receive her because she has no where to go. Can you take her in?"


Yes.


"We have a baby in our arms right now whose mother dropped her off at a house of a woman in her village and never returned for her. Do you have space to receive this baby?"


Yes.


"We have a baby here who was born premature and his child mother has left him abandoned in the hospital because she was raped and does not want the baby. Do you have a place for him in your home?"


Yes.


"I have two young babies here who are extremely malnourished, sick almost to the point of death, and have sepsis. We do not want to send them back to the father because they will die. Can you take them?"


Yes.


"We just rescued a boy who was abandoned by his grandmother because they have had no food in days and the boy has no where to go. He has never studied a day in his life and does not speak Spanish. Can you take him?"


Yes.


"Hi. We have an approx. 8 month old baby whose mother left him abandoned with a woman while she was at work in a bar. She never returned and the baby has no birth certificate, we don't know his name, nor how old he is exactly. The nanny turned him in. Do you have a space for him?"


Yes.


"I have this case here, this mother dropped her son off at the local dump and left him. He found his way home and now she is bringing him to us saying she does not want him. He is extremely upset. We have no where to send him. Do you have room for him in your home?"


Yes.


"We have a boy here somewhere between the ages of 3 and 6 and he was abandoned on the streets and his parents were arrested for being out drunk. He is a victim of multiple types of abuse and has been living in the hospital for over a month. Do you have space for him?"


Yes.


"I have two children here who have been abused physically and sexually. The youngest one will not let anyone near him and screams. The parents are being investigated, but we need somewhere safe the kids can go. Can you receive them?"


Yes.


"I have a young girl here, she says she is 4, but she looks to be about 9. She was sold to a family who forced her to do all the work for the entire family, abused her in unimaginable ways when she failed to do what they wanted, and she was basically a sex slave to the father. She is still very traumatized because she just escaped from the house and was found beaten and bloody. She is scared to death they are going to find her. She has been in the hospital for the last four days and we need a home to send her to where she can get the help she needs. Do you have room?"


Yes.


"We have a tiny baby girl here whose mother has been put in the hospital for the mentally insane. The baby's life is in danger and we need someone to be able to care for her. Can you take her?"


Yes.


"Mam, we have three little boys here that have been physically and sexually abused and severely neglected. The youngest baby is covered from head to toe in scabies and none of them speak Spanish. Do you have a space?"


Yes.


"I have a baby boy here who is at risk because his mother has psychological problems and all his brothers and sisters were taken, but we have no where to send the baby. Can you take him in?"


Yes.


"We have these three children who have been abandoned and have not eaten in two days. There mother is a prostitute and no one knows where to find her. Do you have room for them in your home?"


Yes.


"I have a small girl who is completely traumatized from so much abuse and can't speak, can't walk, and has many other problems. Her mother wants to help her, but has to find a way out of the brothel she works in first. Can you receive the girl?"


Yes.


"We have three children here who are at risk for their life and were almost murdered. They have been horribly abused and the mother is in jail. We need somewhere safe for these children to go and the youngest one is very sick. Can you take them?"


Yes.


And these are only the ones we said "Yes." to. We have probably said "No." to at least another 50 children due to lack of space. Thank God that He knew where to send us, where the help would be most needed. Thank God that He knew exactly how He would build this place and maintain it. Thank God for the 18 spaces we have here and the amazing team He has sent us to heal these children and be their refuge in the most horrific and terrifying moments of their lives. Thank God that He has equipped us with the knowledge and skill sets to be able to do what needs to be done for each individual child. And thank God for His Word which is the lamp that guides every step that our feet take. 

I have been praying to the Lord for two things specifically....the salvation of my children, and that He would provide us with exactly what He deems us to be trustworthy with and show us exactly what HE wants us to do with it. Mountains continue to move and miracles continue to happen. We have a BIG and powerful God, of that there is no doubt. May He be glorified in everything that happens here at Casa Gloria. 

Love, 
Jenna