Restoring a Young Girl’s Childhood
By Myla Villavicencio
The 700 Club
There are people in this world who are crying out to God for help this very minute. You can end hunger and thirst, bring medical and disaster supplies, provide jobs, and give hope to millions of hurting people. When you join, you help preach the Gospel in 139 countries and 62 languages around the world. Do something that will last for eternity.
Find out more about how CBN partners are making a world of difference...
Every day, 5-year-old Ashley sits on a sidewalk watching her older sister play with the neighborhood children. Most of the time she is too weak to join them.
Ashley and her sister live with their grandparents. The couple doesn’t have much money and can’t afford to take Ashley to a doctor.
“Every day, I worry about money and how we’re going to feed our grandchildren,” Estrella says. “I pray that God will give us strength, good health, and long life so that we can take care of them.”
When a neighbor noticed Ashley sitting on the porch all the time, she told Estrella about a free Operation Blessing medical clinic.
At the clinic, Ashley was given a free medical checkup, x-rays, and lab tests. The OB team discovered Ashley was malnourished, had tonsillitis, and chronic ear infections. A strong antibiotic helped with the ear infections and swollen throat.
Now, Ashley goes to the food program we started in her neighborhood. Forty-one other children are fed every day, along with Ashley.
To help Ashley’s grandparents make extra money for food and future medical expenses, Operation Blessing gave Estrella a grant to start a small stall selling food to neighbors.
Today, Ashley is a healthy and happy girl who is doing well in school. She can hardly wait to get home to play with her sister and new friends.
“I’m very happy that I can join in the games now,” Ashley says.
“It’s a joy to see Ashley playing with the other children,” Estrella says. “Thank you!”
CBN Partners provide practical help for families in need. This often opens hearts to receive the message of Christ. If you are not a partner, please join with us today. For a small investment of $20 a month, you can bring help and a message of hope to people throughout the world. Become a CBN partner today!
CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!
Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting?
Are you facing a difficult situation?
A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.