anecdote 7 – LETTER FROM AN ORPHANAGE DOCTOR a lenten story


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LETTER FROM AN ORPHANAGE DOCTOR
A Lenten Story

rewritten from the original
before they even call
I have answered
isaiah 65:24
one night I had worked hard
to help a mother in the labour ward
but in spite of all we could do
she died leaving us
with a tiny premature baby
and a two-year-old daughter crying
we had no special feeding facilities
an aide came running to me in distress
saying the rubber feeding bottle burst
while she was filling it
it was our last hot-water bottle
it was not good crying over spilt milk
from a broken bottle
which did not grow on trees
there were no drugstores down the forest path
next day, while i was at prayer with the orphans
I told them that the feeding bottle broke
and the premature baby may die
I told them to pray about problems they had
when it was the turn of ten-year-old ruth
she said, “please, God, send us a water bottle
and please send it this afternoon before the baby dies
and while You are at it, You might as well send a doll
to the baby’s older sister
so she’ll know You really love her?”
i hesitated to say ‘amen’
i just did not believe God could do this
of course I knew He could do everything
the Bible says so
nothing is impossible for the Lord
but there are limits, aren’t there?
the only way God could answer this prayer
would be to send me a parcel from homeland
i had never received a parcel
in my four years at the orphanage
and who would put
a feeding bottle or a doll in there?
that afternoon, we were all surprised
when a car arrived in this lonely outpost
and dumped a gigantic two-kilo parcel
at the front door
i gathered the 40-odd children
so we could open the parcel together
carefully, I undid the string knot
everyone was silent in anticipation
crowding each other around me
they gave a loud sigh in unison
when first to come out were
brightly colored knitted jerseys
i gave them out
and they giggled with glee
then there were knitted bandages
for the leprosy patients
the kids looked a little bored
then came a box of mixed raisins and sultanas
they perked up again
as I reached in deeper
lo and behold a brand-new hot-water bottle
i could not hold my tears
they were asking what was wrong
i just nodded my head
ruth came forward and took the bottle
and danced with it
they all broke into a song
that i had taught them just a day before
i did not pray for the bottle
It was ruth who did
she said, “If God has sent the bottle
He must have sent the doll too!”
impossible, I said, the bottle was good enough
but a doll, that’s too much of a coincidence
so I reached down again
and there it was – a beautifully dressed dolly
ruth was not surprised, she never doubted it
she grabbed it and kissed it
and they went for a second song
this time louder than ever
it was a song of praise to the Lord
I was too stunned to sing with them
ruth asked me, “can I go over with you
and give this dolly to the little girl?
i want to tell her Jesus really loves her”
we were on our way
walking towards the little girl
i was ashamed of myself
for being of so little faith
how could I say nothing
was impossible for the Lord
and not believe it?
the parcel had been on its way
five long months before
prepared by my former sunday school class
who ‘obeyed’ God’s silent ‘order’
for a bottle and a doll for two african kids
at the request of a tiny girl called ruth
sincerely,
a children’s doctor
*************
before they even call
I have answered
isaiah 65:24
before they even pray
I have granted their prayer
before they even speak
I have heard their plea
from your mother’s womb
I have known you
with every breath you make
I am with you
with every yearning of your troubled heart
I bring you peace
I am the wind on windless days
pushing your sail towards shore
eastwind
praise to You o Father
for what you have hidden from the wise
you have revealed to little children
luke 10:21
he who asks shall receive
he who seeks shall find
he who knocks
the door shall be opened
matthew 7:8
behold the kingdom of heaven
is within you
luke 17:21
return to Me with your whole heart
with fasting and weeping and mourning
rend your hearts not your garments
return to Me your Lord your God
for gracious and mercial am I
slow to anger rich in kindness
relenting in punishment
joel 2:12-13
there are in the end three things
that never fail
faith and hope and love
and the greatest of these is love
1 corinthians 13:13
when you cross turbulent waters
I shall be with you
in the wild rivers you shall not drown
when you walk through fire
you shall not be burned
no flames shall consume you
as I am with you always
for I am the Lord your God
your Saviour the Holy One
for you are precious and glorious in My eyes
and I love you
isaiah 43:2-8
Save and send this to friends and the sick.

healing story 3 – LETTER FROM AN ORPHANAGE DOCTOR


OUR RADIO PROGRAM HAS BEEN
TEMPORARILY TERMINATED
1
READ ABOUT THE OIL THAT MYSTERIOUSLY
APPEARED ON THE FLOOR OF THE HEALING CENTER
ONE DAY BEFORE TYPHOON ONDOY.
SISTER RAQUEL USED THE OIL TO HEAL CANCER PATIENTS.
Inquirer article –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2010/01/prayer33-a-prophecy-for-the-new-decade/
Youtubes –
Part 1 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owykGkNCpIg
Part 2 – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlREzytKuSg
Dramatic photos of the oil –
http://www.sisterraquel.com/2009/12/poster37-40-mysterious-oil-and-cloud-at-healing-center/
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CONTACT US –
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www.sisterraquel.com
eastwind@motherignaciahealingministry.com
Call Sister Raquel for healing –
(632) 930-3902 only from 730pm to 830pm
Philippine time, except wednesdays and Saturdays
If no answer, try again tomorrow
THE LORD REIGNS IN CYBERSPACE
amdg

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Anton worked for the biggest multinational company in the Philippines for 12+ years, straight out of college, before becoming a full-time Online Entrepreneur. He was the Chief Information Officer of Procter & Gamble Philippines when he finally quit his day job and decided to take his blog, Our Awesome Planet, to the next level in 2008. OurAwesomePlanet.com, which he started in 2005, is the number #1 food and travel media in the Philippines with over 500,000+ followers and thousands of readers, and is still organically growing. His advocacy is to promote the “Food and Travel Secrets in the Philippines” and to inspire Filipinos that living in the Philippines is truly awesome! He was recognized as Go Negosyo's Inspiring Young Filipino Entrepreneur Award in 2010. He was featured in Go Negosyo's 7th book: "Go Negosyo's 50 Inspiring Stories of Young Entrepreneurs" in 2011. In 2015, Anton Diaz received the first Tourism Star Award for media by the Department of Tourism for his valuable contribution in promoting Philippine cuisine and destinations through his blog Our Awesome Planet thereby encouraging tourists to visit and taste the best in what the Philippines has to offer. Our Awesome Planet is recognized as one of the Top 50 Travel Blogs in the world!

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