Casa Compasiva is situated right next door to a Christian church (El Divino Redentor), and an unforeseen benefit of the location is that we can hear the church members singing on Sunday morning.
A couple of weeks ago a beautiful baby boy pushed his way peacefully into the world as we all enjoyed the congregational worship drifting across the wall. I think there must be no better accompaniment to one's grand entrance into the world than to the joyful worship of the Creator God who made us all!
We are also thankful for the fact that this particular little boy's birth was covered by much prayer, since several of the church congregation knew that we had a mama in labour at that time and were praying for the birth. We have never seen a happier, more peaceful, less traumatized baby than little Emiliano. His parents, too, were thrilled with the birth.
As I interviewed them a few days postpartum, they said that they could not be happier with the whole experience and the excellent care they received. They were so pleased with the fact that the dad was allowed to be at mama's side the whole time, was allowed to take pictures, and was allowed to cut the cord, etc. With their last baby born in hospital, they didn't even see the baby until the next day!
When I asked them what we could do to improve our service, their response was:
“Don't change a thing!”
So we all came away rejoicing, and to me it underscores again the need for a solid prayer covering for every birth. What a difference it makes!
Thank you to those who have signed up for being prayer sponsors for our pregnant mamas. This will be such a huge blessing to our ladies and their babies! However, I can't help but think that there must be more than five of you prayer warriors out there somewhere. :) Unbelievably, so far only five have signed up, yet we still have lots of mamas needing prayer all the way through their pregnancy, birth, and six weeks post-partum.
Don't miss out on the privilege of supporting a Casa Compasiva mum and making a difference for eternity! Just send us an email stating that you would be willing to pray. We will do the rest.