Missionary life never has a regular schedule because at anytime someone can come to the door, and your plans change in an instant. As we journey through the Advent season 💫 and the coming of Christmas, 🎄the Lord had another surprise for us to embrace this day.
Meet Marline (l) and Melinda (r). As you can see, they are not identical twins. They are 11 months old. We had met them when they were just a few months old, when their mother came to us needing some help with diapers and baby formula. As each month passed, we took care of these small needs.
But life has not been easy for them. Their mom cannot take care of them, feed them, and clothe them without assistance. She told us a few weeks ago that she wants to place them in an orphanage that would give them better care. Also, the father of these two beautiful girls wanted to sell them for money. Our hearts ache when we hear such stories.
Today, their mother brought them again. The mother is desperate, so we called our friends at Hands of Hope, the place where we brought Roseamita last Christmas. It was about this time last year that we brought her to her new home. We are waiting to hear back whether they can take in Melinda and Marline. Please keep them in your prayers that we can find a safe and healthy environment for them and a way to help their mother.
On this feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we pray for her intercession to give them life and a safe home with love and care.
O God, Father of mercies, who placed your people under the singular protection of your Son’s most holy Mother, grant that all who invoke the Blessed Virgin of Guadalupe may seek with ever more lively faith the progress of peoples in the ways of justice and of peace.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity
of the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever.