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Yating after surgery

Sing a New Song Meet a young family in China that has a last name that suits them perfectly -- the Songs! They always seem to be smiling as if life was a song. And their pride and joy is 8-month-old daughter Yating. Mr. Song, a farmer in a remote village, does his best to take care of his little family.

So what would cause pain in the heart of this young mother? Their young daughter was born with a cleft lip. No words can describe the Song's heartache. Mrs. Song said it was her mother-in-law who persuaded them not to give up hope that somehow, someway, someone would help.

This is a mom who trusted medicine would change things. But she believed that somehow their daughter would make a way in this world.

Yating before surgeryMr. Song said he spent every penny he had, and borrowed money from anywhere he could to get corrective surgery. The doctors took their money, then said they could not repair the lip.

When people are in hopeless situations they are looking for someone, just one person, to come along and say God can make a way. And that mother-in-law said "there will be an answer" And God did make a way!

That happened when Mr. Song heard that an organization called CBN-china was arranging cleft lip surgeries with top surgeons in Beijing, for free! This determined father set off for the city with a song of hope in his heart, and a picture of his daughter clutched in his hand. He traveld 700 miles by bike, boat, train and on foot to ask CBN for help. The answer was yes! CBN said to bring his family to the city right away!! Doctors would perform Yating's surgery.

"This is a big blessing to my family, we are really happy!" says Mr. Song.

The big day arrived. The morning progressed smoothly and then, it was time.

"It's hard to wait," says Mr. Song as the family anticipated the outcome of the surgery.

They've been to other's who said they'd do something and then they didn't. Their hopes have been dashed and this is the last shot. Needless to say, their emotions are on edge because this is the chance and the opportunity that they've spent every moment hoping for.

Finally, Yating emerges. "She looks wonderful!" says the Songs.

It was difficult to tell what the final outcome would be but the swelling was already subsiding and the stitches and tubes would come out in a week!

And Mr. And Mrs. Song asked if they could accept Jesus as their Savior. It was the perfect ending to a very long day.

To the CBN partners who helped make this surgery happen: you have truly been "music to the ears" of the Songs who held onto hope when there didn't seem to be any hope. You are ones who said yes, we will help! Thank you.

Outreaches like this are made possible only with your help. Thanks to you, people like Yating and her family have seen the love of Jesus in action. And it doesn't stop there. Your faithful gifts are helping to feed and clothe children here and abroad, are providing medical care to those in desperate need, and are helping share the tangible love of Jesus to people all around the world. If you are not a partner with CBN, please join now.

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