a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling. Psalm 68:4-6
We asked the questions, "Will this one have an operation soon?" and "What is being done for this child?" Our questions went unanswered; a normal response when they don't know how to answer. Questions ignored as we are quickly shuffled off to look at a healthier child.
But the image of this baby stayed with us. And we knew what we had to do. We had to uplift this child to the one known as the "Father to the Fatherless". Simply put, we prayed. And we asked others to pray for this child too. As far as we were concerned, this little one was not going to be forgotten.
Unfortunately we've not been back to visit the orphanage since then. But we have continued to pray - for healing, for love to enter this little one's life, and for the much needed surgery. Praying without anyway of knowing the outcome ....
I awoke in the middle of the night recently. For some reason this orphanage lay heavy on my heart. Not any particular child, but faces that flashed across my brain. So I got out of bed, grabbed the tablet and Googled the name of the orphanage. It's been a while since I've done this, and looking through blog posts it was obvious changes have been made since our last visit. Still not finished browsing, I clicked on 'images'. Scrolling down; there it was ... the photo of the child with the enlarged head.
And the child has a name - Brooklyn. She is now 6 years old, and is listed on a website waiting for adoption. And she has the most beautiful smile. Her head is still far too big for her little body, so there is still surgery required for this precious little girl.
I'm so thankful to have found this site, and to have a glimpse of how she's grown. And thankful to know that it appears she's had some surgery, that the nannies at the orphanage have been caring for her, and thankful that her details are now with an adoption agency. That means an opportunity for a family to find and adopt her.
So our prayer journey with Brooklyn continues, as we focus our prayers on her finding a forever family and for her total healing. If you are a believer then we'd love for you to join us in prayer and who knows; maybe soon we'll be able to bring more good news about Brooklyn's life.