wow! this brought me to tears. What an AMAZING God we serve! The God of restoration, miracles, unconditional love.
Paying the price for her daughter’s life
said. I immediately slid across to the window and began searching the
crowd for her. The instant our eyes met, smiles swept across our faces
as our hands frantically continued to wave.
the kindergarten in the remote Cambodian village we were serving. Lita
is beautiful and precious gem who radiates with His love. She twirls
with the innocence of a child while carrying the testimony of a old
made the desperate decision to sell her on the streets of Phnom Phen.
Sun learned of the little girl and desired to rescue her from the fate
of the streets. She was interested in adopting her but only if she did
not have HIV. She met 6-month old Lita and immediately fell in love. Sun
took her to the hospital to have her tested.
placed before her and the baby in her arms, the choice was hers. Return
Lita to the streets to be sold – or pay the price. The $200 monetary
price her mother demanded…the sacrificial price of raising a baby with
HIV. Was she worth the cost? Was she deserving of life’s most precious
only two things she knew to give… unconditional love and prayers. The
few Christians in the predominantly Buddhist community began to
faithfully pray for Lita’s miraculous healing. Day by day, night by
night, they continued to pray.
not be ‘I’m sorry’ – please Lord let him say ‘Congratulations – your
daughter does not have HIV.”
For God so loved the
world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
Who said God is not in the miracle making business? This is a precious testimony of how God takes care of the little children overseas and all over the world….”Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so…”.
Yes, the Lord makes all things new!
He is the same yesterday, today and forever and still today, moves across the earth with signs and wonders, for His glory.
Thanks for sharing Lita’s story.
This makes me cry and laugh with JOY!
How absolutely Beautiful is this! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the Pictures as well.
The pictures made it even more real for you SEE Gods love in little Lita’s eyes.
She will grow up to tell of His love and mercy to many people. This is for sure.
We truly have and awesome God who just plain LOVES!
i am Rachel Hartman’s mom ( Jan. 2009 Worldracer )
Often times babies born to HIV/AIDS infected moms can be born with HIV and not actually be infected permanently with it.They can carry their mothers HIV antibodies and therefore test positive but the signs of infection and the antibodies disappear usually by the age of two. Not to say this was the case with this little girl and in no way would I want to pour water on this miracle because regardless… its a miracle of love and health but, its something to keep in mind if you are ever faced with a situation to take in an HIV infected baby…its possible the baby is not carrying its own infection but that of its mother. Sun did not know this and she took the baby home in faith, hope and deep love. That all by itself is so beautiful. Nothing else matters what we do except that we are motivated by love.
Thank you for these comments. I was so moved to see Lita’s story. We’re hoping to follow up with her through our Cambodia team that lives in Phnom Penh.
Nancy, when I saw your last name, I figured you were Rachel’s mom. How is she doing? Has she been able to follow up with this situation? https://www.sethbarnes.com/?filename=what-breaks-your-heart-maybe-this-will ?
I’d like to help.
One of my favorite blogs! I think reading it the second time was even more powerful! Thanks for posting it Seth for more people to read!
God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to unfold. Great God story.