Last summer, Zeke was admitted to our Jiaozuo Care Center when he was one month old. Soon after, he was diagnosed with Down syndrome and a life-threatening intestinal complication that required immediate surgery. We thank God that he was able to receive the surgery he needed at the local children’s hospital in Luoyang, China. His recovery was smooth, but soon after, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect (CHD). He receives regular check-ups from his medical team in order to closely monitor his condition and to determine whether or not he will need heart surgery.
Zeke is so resilient. He has grown and developed into the happiest little boy! He loves to listen to music and be tickled by his nannies. He rarely ever fusses except when he’s ready to eat!
Please pray that Zeke’s heart will heal and that he will make a full recovery. Pray for wisdom for the medical staff as they care for his needs and pray that God would bring this precious boy into a forever family of his own!
+Father, we pray that you grant safety in travel to the members of the Student Trip to China (8/1-8/10). Shape the hearts of the team and the staff as they explore God’s heart for the fatherless.
+Lord over all, we pray that you will use the Empowered to Connect conference in Washington, D.C. on September 12-13 to bring deep hope and healing to children from hard places.
+Lord, during this Adoption Aid month, we pray that you will use Show Hope’s Adoption Aid program to lead more waiting children into the arms of their forever families.
+Father, anoint all who are planning to attend the Show Hope Fundraising Banquet on November 8. Use this night to lead more people to care for orphans.
+God, defender of the orphan, we pray that you will break down barriers in our lives that keep us from seeing the needs of those around us. Secure justice for vulnerable children and protect them from those who seek to do them harm.