Friday, December 07, 2007

Times of Rejoicing for the Cardona Family

Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart. Ps 37:4

The Cardona family has been a rock for the church here in Santiago for years. They have given their hearts and served the church in more ways than we know. This last year for their family has been one of miracles and answered prayers. Sometimes it feels like God knows just the right time to answer the prayers we have prayed for years. Over a month ago, Jorge Ivan and Maria Lucia were able to baptize their oldest daughter, Mariana (15). There are very few things I can think of that are more special than baptizing your child. Jorge Ivan said that it was one of the best days of his life. Only a little while later, they received a call from an adoption agency with news that there was a little boy ready for them to take home. As a family, they have prayed earnestly and dreamed for that moment. A few Sundays ago we were able to hear a welcome at church from the Cardona family with their new son, Juan Pablo (11mos). Maria Lucia shared in tears that God has truly given her the desires of her heart.