A small miracle

Almost 18 months ago our friend Emily gave birth to twins: a boy and a girl. Unfortunately, they were premies: born at about 6 months of age. Medical care and medical caring are both lacking here in the jungle, and the boy died the day after he was born. The little girl was named Adalia (meaning God is my refuge). Was fought for and eventually was sent to a hospital in Cusco for better care. She nearly died on many occasions.

She was in hospitals and clinics for quite some time, but God gave her life.

Her parents had already evidenced a call to ministry and were preparing for greater service to the Lord. We rejoiced with them over the arrows that God had put in their quiver.

Psalm 127:3-5 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Sunday night, April 30th, Adalia stayed home with her oldest sister because she had some sort of stomach problem. Segundo was upriver at his village, three days away. Emily went to the church service, and returned quickly afterward.

As we were driving home Loren got a call from Emily about Adalia´s health.

Emily arrived to find her cold.

Her extremities were turning dark.

Her lips were black.

She was not breathing.

She was beginning to convulse.

Emily began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, and slowly Adalia began to cough and weakly breath again.

By the time we arrived at the house her fever was shooting up again, and her breathing was extremely shallow. Loren and Emily rushed off for the hospital while we stayed and prayed. 

We are so thankful to report that although the dehydration and bronchitis threatened her life. God showed his powerful hand once again, to preserve the life of this little girl.

Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; you stretch out your hand against the wrath of my enemies, and your right hand delivers me.

Only He knows what he has in store for her. She is a small miracle.