Grace Garcia has been sponsored by BBB through the amazing efforts of the women from Lighthouse Church
Her story is one of incredible hardship and courage
When Mark found Grace she was 37 years old, had 7 children with another on the way (8 months pregnant)
Her story reflects the brutality of life in an Urban Slum
Her husband was a scavenger, who day by day actually made his living searching and finding junk in the rubbish that could be sold or used. they obviously were very poor, in fact probably one of the poorest types of people in Baseco.
A week before Mark found her, her husband was doing his normal work scavenging and an argument developed over rubbish. He was shot in the head and died instantly, the shooter was not caught. in fact the police probably did not try all that hard as he was merely a scavenger!
He left behind 7 children and a pregnant wife Grace,
Imagine if that happened to one of our sisters, or church members?
On top of this overwhelming tragedy, Grace’s house was flooded and then was smashed up by a storm that raged in Baseco one night. No husband, no money, no protection and 8 months pregnant, with 7 kids to look after as well.
I think you would want to curl up and die! Really!
However, God knew she needed help and miraculously Mark found her, helped her, rebuilt her house, supplied her with relief food and sponsored her Birth………….that is really what it is about, helping the widowed, the orphaned and the poor! Read here on Mark’s blog for the full story
Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.
I think Grace’s life has been touched by God, she will never be the same again! No wonder she smiles!