Vigil participants rescued this newborn from a dumpster near the local abortion clinic.
Prayer saves lives.
Often, we don’t know whose life, or where, or when. But this time God put a little life right into our hands to show how powerful prayers are.
God Used this Vigil to Rescue an Abandoned Baby Girl
One Friday afternoon, HLI missionaries in Ukraine gathered to pray and fast near a hospital that offers abortion. They were joined by Church leaders and local pro-lifers, some of whom came into the fold thanks to our donors’ gifts.
They prayed that the doctors would use their skills to heal instead of harm. That God would step in and save the lives of little ones in danger of abortion. And that the world would see that human life is too valuable to throw away.
As the vigil was ending, a young couple heard a cry from one of the dumpsters on the street.
They looked inside. With shaking hands, the man removed a black package from between some trash bags. He unwrapped it an found a newborn, blue with cold.
They rushed her to the hospital.
Just after that, the garbage truck came by and carried off the contents of the dumpster. A few minutes more and it would have been too late to save this baby’s life.
The Child is Recovering and Looking for an Adoptive Home
At the hospital, doctors treated the child for severe hypothermia. They determined she was only a few hours old. She must have been thrown away just that morning before the vigil participants arrived.
Other than her hypothermia, she was a perfectly healthy newborn, weighing 5lb 12oz.
Doctors soon got her warmed up. Your missionaries at HLI Ukraine are helping her find an adoptive family.
Her new parents will have the privilege of giving her a name. In the meantime, please pray for the Chornovola Street Baby.
Thank You for Your Lifesaving Prayers and Gifts
This little girl’s story is a testament to the power of prayer: your prayers, our missionaries’ prayers, and those of everyone at the vigil.
As she grows and thrives, she will show the whole community that every child’s life is worth saving.