• Dan Anderson

Baby Steps

Updated: Jan 23

Building racial reconciliation, like every journey, begins with baby steps in the right direction. This baby’s name is Amir.

Following up on our Racial Reconciliation interviews we had an action step to assist in providing for basic needs of a two-week old who was needing a home. Baby Amir was born to a mother with significant mental health issues and incapable of raising the child. The family was unaware that she was pregnant. Upon hearing the news, two aunts to the woman stepped in to volunteer assistance and one filed to become the Foster family. 

We want to follow up with three praise reports:

1. Baby Amir is going home with the Aunt as she was APPROVED to become Amir’s foster family. His aunt is a Jesus follower and will raise him in the love and instruction of the Lord. The two aunts will work together to care for Amir.

2. Friends and supporters of Deed and Truth responded with everything on the list that baby Amir needed and then some. Thanks to you, Betty and I were able to deliver a wireless video baby monitor, a carseat, 500 diapers and wipes, a dozen onesies, socks and clothes, infant hygiene products, blankets and bath towels, and baby bottles. We even received a comfy rocking chair for Amir and his Aunt to use to rock him to sleep.

3. Pastor John Whaley also informed me that the Cornerstone Community Church also gave a generous donation to the family to get the other necessary items that Social Services required.

The two aunts are beyond grateful today to the Lord for working out all the details on such short notice. They want to thank their new Deed and Truth friends for building a bridge to a family in need through a common concern for baby Amir. Please keep them all in your prayers.

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