I keep sitting down to write this and not knowing where to start. So I feel the need to apologize in advance for any lack of organization in my thought process here. Not that it would be anything new for my posts or anything.
I mentioned to you yesterday the need for prayer for Saviour (aka Sabo, the kid we mentor) and his family. I didn't go into details, and I dont know how much detail I even want to go into now. But I do want you to know more about what you're praying for. I have shared Sabo's story in the past. So for anyone who has read it (all 2 of you including my husband and mom), you know that Sabo's mom died almost 3 years ago (of congestive heart failure). Sabo, along with his younger brother and sister, have been living with their grandmother since their mother's death. She is paralyzed from the waist down. And a few nights ago, she was having such difficulty . Turns out she had a small heart attack, and has fluid surrounding her lungs. Being a smoker for 50 years, along with a fast lifestyle, the stress of taking care of three active kids, and living in poverty (which means less healthy food, less healthcare etc), have combined to create a somewhat disastrous health situation.
I don't want you to think that Sabo and his siblings aren't being well taken care of. They are. We check on them often, and would have stepped in if we ever thought otherwise. That said, they certainly have been forced to shoulder the type of burden that no child should ever have to take on. Quite honestly, I dont even know if I would be able to withstand the trials they face on a daily basis.
My heart is so broken for these kids. When we took them to visit their grandma yesterday, it was obvious that they were shaken up. And Saviour didn't even want to visit her, which was the saddest of all to me. I could almost see him retreating inside himself like a turtle into his protective shell. And if that works, if he can really protect himself from hurt - then I'm glad. But I think it's far more likely that he is slowly killing and hardening his heart. And y'all? He has a beautiful heart. A heart that Jesus desperately wants to be soft and ALIVE.
So pray, pray for healing, pray for wisdom for Adam and I (we are talking to the family about what will happen in the future if grandma doesn't get better? who will take the kids?) and most of all pray that Jesus will draw this dear family close to Himself. Because the truth is that there can be no hope for these kiddos without Jesus.