November 18th, 2011 at 9:17 pm
Orphan Samuel’s Miraculous Story
Myanmar…A couple of friends walking to work decided to take a different path along the railroad track. They were engaged in their usual early morning banter when a puzzling sound surfaced. It wasn’t a cry. It was more like a heavy wheezing. As they came around the bend in the road, they saw a small shape laying between a couple of railway ties. They quickly determined it was a child. Dirty and covered with insect bites, there was a little boy clinging to life.
They took turns carrying him as they made their way to the neighborhood clinic. As they entered the clinic, the wheezing stopped. They handed the little boy to the nurse fearing it was too late to save him. They went to work wondering how the little boy got to the railroad track.
They shared their morning’s experience with their co-workers and learned a sad truth about poverty in their country. They learned that sometimes parents would leave their children on the railroad track in hopes that their son or daughter would be killed quickly rather than experience the slow death of starvation because they didn’t have enough food for all the family.
The next day, they stopped by the clinic to learn about the condition of the little boy. They were surprised to learn that he was alive. A few days later, the little boy was taken by a director of one of our Christian orphanages. She had been contacted by the clinic staff who was aware of the good reputation of the orphanage, and knew it was the little boy’s only chance at long-term survival.
Through a combination of Christian-based nurturing and the food supplied by the Texas Baptist Offering for World Hunger, our little boy, Samuel, continues to improve. Samuel is one of 17 orphans in this particular home. Although, one of our primary goals is to share and have them accept the wonderful news of Jesus, we must first meet their basic needs of food, clothing, and shelter. Through the generosity of the Hunger Offering, Samuel and many other orphans are fortunate to have enough to eat each day. More importantly, as he matures within a Christian environment, he will better understand the love behind the meals, the caring behind the giving, and the purpose behind the saved life of a little boy discovered on a railroad track.
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