Monday, July 9, 2007


Little Christela Belle, the miracle baby!

It was 10:45 Am Sunday, July 8th. I was just settling in for the rest of our worship service when the cell phone rang. I was shocked because I have never recieved a call at church before. It was DJ, a UN policeman from the states, and a close friend of Hands and Feet Project. His words were, “Drex, I need your help. A young mother has given birth to a baby and tossed it down a 28 feet deep toilet. We have removed the baby but need a doctor badly.” This began an all day ordeal ending with us at the hospital where Rood and Roodly spent several days. The little infant was cleaned up and the Doctor wanted to keep her in the hospital for 3 or 4 days just to observe her. Michelle and Kim stayed the first night. Michelle and Patti are staying tonight (7-9-2007) as I write this. We ended up spending the entire day Monday at the Jail, police station and the offices of the Justice of the Peace (really the Judge for the area). The young mother was brought in and was totally unconcerned about the baby or what she had done. The Justice of the Peace gave H and F Project full rights to the baby. She is now ours and will be released from the hospital Wednesday morning. A policeman from the station (no doubt a believer) gave us the first name for the baby. He said Christ must have been there for her. So The three words for Christ was there would be Christela. Her last name is in honor of Audio Adrenaline’s song “Beautiful”. This word translates “Belle”. Keep praying that we will always be here and ready to take children that no one wants or can take care of!! Don’t forget to pray for the mother, she certainly has a rough way to go and needs the Lord! Drex, Jo and Michelle

1 comment:

Barbie said...

What an amazing story!! It has been two years, and I am just now hearing of it, I agree, the Lord is truly swift in his actions and this is proof that He does exist and is in all of our lives.
Christela Belle, I hope you had a wonderful second birthday! Barbie from Virginia, USA