A friend in Guatemala visited Daniel a few weeks ago, and her report was not good.
Daniel is living with his biological mom in very poor conditions. It sounds like he has no where to bathe. His family can’t afford to send him with a snack to school. He has no help with his homework. He’s picking up some disturbing habits: lying, stealing, hitting.
All of this depresses and worries us.
It’s ironic that he (of all kids!) is living in poverty. Because he, theoretically, has access to all of our personal resources. And we would happily use our resources to help meet his needs and the needs of his family! But it doesn’t seem like money is the real root of the problems here.
In Nate’s words: Please pray with us as we search God’s heart for meaning and answers in what seems to be a step in the wrong direction for Daniel.
Just HOURS after we posted this, we got an email with this news from our friend:
“I got a phone call from Daniel’s teacher. Daniel came to school [this week] CLEAN, with a SNACK, and a SMILE!!!!! His aunt went and took him back from the mom and Daniel says that God answered his prayer. The teacher seemed very pleased and said that the cousins had stopped by and two had made commitments to help get homework done and would be more involved. PRAISE GOD!!!!!!”
So, it definitely doesn’t mean his problems are solved. But the timing of our emails asking for prayer and this good news is far beyond coincidence.
We believe God is working through your prayers. Thank you!
Rachael and Nate