Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Update on Guerlens
What a mighty work God is doing in and for Guerlens! I stand amazed at the great God we serve! How awesome and powerful is He! He knows all and sees all. He loves us beyond anything we can imagine! Oh how He loves us!
Guerlens will grow up to tell a miraculous story one day....his own story! God had it planned long ago....Born to a woman who was possessed by demons and cast out of her community. A woman who was sleeping on the streets with 5 young boys even before Guerlens was born. Born with a misshapen head and twelve fingers. Both reasons for others to shun him and abandon him. But His Father had a great plan! He would call strange, white people to his neighborhood. They would meet his mother 3 years before he was born. They would pray for her, and when the time came, they would assist her in caring for a child that she did not have the heart to abandon. Then, after months of prayers and medical testing, a diagnosis would be made. One that would take him to the United States. Sagittal Craniosynosis. Many people would hear about his story and cover him in prayers. God would hear their cries and call on His children to respond. He would ask his daughter, Gail, to carry the burden of his sweet son and to seek out every avenue possible to find treatment. He would prompt the hearts of New York Yankees catcher Jorge Posada and his wife, to hear this story and respond. He would make sure the surgery was paid for in full! He would allow every necessary paper to happen in His perfect timing. He would even prepare a forever family for him. A family who has been to Haiti and understands his culture. A family that has such great love for Him and desires to raise Guerlens to know and love his one and only Savior. A family whom He loves so dearly, He desired to give them a son, to replace the one He already called home. And He would do all of this to show His children how good He is, that they would respond and say, "What a Great and Mighty God we serve! A God who is alive and working miracles for His children! A God who cares, and hears, and heals! Oh how He loves us!" People's faith would be strengthened because of the testimony of one little boy, born to an outcast, on the streets of Haiti.
But his story isn't over yet! There is so much more to tell! Would be part of this story? Would you join us in prayer that we will receive a visa for as long as necessary when we go to the embassy? Pray for his mother to obtain the documents necessary for her to sign and allow her son to travel for surgery. Pray for things to happen quickly so we can return to the states and schedule his operation as soon as possible!
Would you consider donating financially to make all of the papers and airfare possible? We are looking at over $2,000 worth of costs not including the surgery or airfare that the Posadas are providing.
Also, we are in need of a few things to help us care for Guerlens while he is in New York for surgery, and Michigan for recovery. It is a little bit colder up there than he is used to! Poor guy has nothing but shorts, T-shirts, and sandals! (and 1 pair of pants)
Here are some things we need within the next 2 weeks:
Warm winter clothing - size 9 months (9-12 months if it runs small)
Size 3 diapers
A baby swing (The boy LOVES to swing! Preferably one where he can sit up straight and has a tray table)
Stroller to push through the snow or backpack to carry him in (We will be walking in New York from where we stay, to the hospital)
We will be bringing him from Detroit to Midland, so it would be ideal to have things sent to Midland before November 20th. (We are praying to arrive home the week of Thanksgiving!) You can call Marci to arrange a drop off time (989) 205-9418, or mail donations to 1301 Timber Dr., Midland, MI 48642.
THANK YOU! I KNOW you will be praying! We feel your prayers and see God's answers! Your cries are heard! We are so thankful for you! You are a critical part of our ministry!