On January 19th, news of an abandoned baby girl in a Catholic church hit the media outlets. The doctor that received her in the E.R. attends our Costa Rican church. She immediately contacted us with hopes that we would be able to receive her. The baby was not born in a hospital and was less than 12 hours old when abandoned by her mother. The baby girl was admitted into the hospital and every test imaginable was run. Thankfully, everything came back negative. She was administered a series of antibiotics since information about her birth was unknown.
A number of children’s homes in the country had already contacted the local PANI office with offers to take the baby. However, the case worker in charge contacted us asking if we had space to receive this lil’ angel. The social worker told us that she immediately thought of our homes when she was assigned the case, because we have never given her any problems in the past. What a testimony! Six days after her birth, we received this precious baby girl. She came to us unnamed. God in His infinite wisdom knew her even in her mother’s womb. Isaiah 45:4: “I have even called you by your name; I have named you, …” We have seen God’s protection and mercy over this baby: from the doctor on call that day, to her being in perfect health despite the conditions of her birth, to the fact that we received the call from PANI. God has faithfully orchestrated every detail! Our prayer is that she would one day know her Heavenly Father who cherishes her unconditionally and who took care of her from the moment she was born.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.