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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Each Tiny Face Has a Story- Ismael


This is Ismael. He is about 4 years old. And he no longer has a daddy. His 8 year old sister found their father after he had hung himself this past weekend. His mom dropped him off at school today, only 5 days after his father's death. He clung to her, while sobbing hysterically. Leah picked him up to comfort and pray him. I have never, ever seen such sadness in a child's eyes. Especially not one so young. There was a desperate sorrow that words cannot express. They were devoid of any other emotion. He will now go through his life without his father, a figure that each boy needs during those critical years of growing up.

His father had been involved with the gangs, with a history of alcohol and drug abuse. Despite repeated attempts to change his lifestyle, he was unable to break the ties that bound him to his demons. He lost his battle when he took his own life, leaving behind his wife and children.

Thankfully, he will be loved and fed an taught the love of Christ at La Esquelita Limon. Please, pray for this tiny face and its story.

3 comments:

vickie said...

You got it! So sad and there are so many other families in the world experiencing this same thing. Love you girl!!!

Granddad said...

I knew as soon as I saw this picture that there was a sad story to be told. You can feel the sadness and hopelessness. It's situations like this that make me long for Jesus return. No more pain. No more sorrow. He WILL wipe away all the tears.

Mama Janna said...

My God this is Heartbreaking! I will continue to pray for this little boy and his family