Friday, July 15, 2011

Mama E.

For those of you that have been reading since the time of the earthquake, you may remember "Mama Emmanuel" or maybe "Little Emmanuel". 

When we spoke in Okoboji, Iowa last summer  - we shared their story. (A hard one to tell without getting emotional.)

Like thousands of others, Emmanuel's mother lost so much on January 12, 2010.

A Heartline volunteer wrote about Little Emmanuel here, at this post.

Beth and Mama E yesterday

This woman's faith and depth of character spoke to more people that we'll ever know or count. She is joy. She is a testament to healing.

Observing her worship from the center of the Heartline field hospital reduced the burliest of men to tears.

Emmanuel is doing well. They have a home again. They live a few hours south of Port au Prince. It is possible that little E. might have another surgery this year to continue to repair the damage done 18 months ago.

The joyous news of Mama Emmanuel's pregnancy was discovered by Doctor Jen a couple of months ago. Jen went south to do the initial pre-natal exam and give all the vitamins and iron needed.

Yesterday Mama E and Papa E came to Port au Prince for a full pre-natal consultation.  She is our only long-distance client.  We're hopeful that this baby will bring her even more joy and healing. 

Join us in praying for this amazing woman and the new life growing within her.