Thursday, May 9, 2013

Photographic proof of our Lovena miracle

Everyone is rejoicing in Lovena's return. From the women at the school who cried with grandma Paulette to the teachers at the Jubilee school, from the clinic staff to my friend JB who searched for Lovena on the DR border for two days, everyone has hugs and huge smiles for Lovena.
When the search team came back empty-handed, Chelda, Lovena's 9 year old aunt, walked into her classroom and proclaimed very sadly, "They didn't find her." The teacher suggested that the class pray for little Lovena, but before they could start, a student burst into tears. She was crying for Lovena. And one by one, these tough ghetto children all began to cry, until virtually the whole room was sitting on the floor, weeping for our lost little girl.

Over the three weeks that Lovena was gone, the school children prayed for Lovena's safety regularly and a few even had dreams that Lovena was home safe. I watched yesterday as school was dismissed and a crowd of neighborhood kids gathered around our prodigal daughter. She must be the most popular kid in Jubilee!

To every person who prayed for Lovena's safe return: thank you. Even when I'd lost almost all hope, I kept being encouraged by the constant messages and promises of prayer that I received from friends and strangers across the US and Europe. Thank you for being faithful!

She is so happy to be home and we are so happy to have her!

1 comment:

Mama Beth said...

Matthew 23:37 -- "...How often I desired to gather your children together, the way a hen gathers her brood under her wings..."

Lovena -- she who lost is now found and is safely gathered under His wing with her people.