Friday, September 13, 2013
Safe In The Arms Of Jesus
When we were in Ethiopia this past July, we met a beautiful group of children who had just come to Hannah's Hope from the orphanage in Gambella. We enjoyed our time with them so much. There was one little boy who we did not get to meet, however, as he was sick and in the hospital at the time. After we returned home, little Chernet was feeling better and was matched with a dear family, the Besks, who could not wait to meet their beloved son! Earlier this week, the Besk family found out that their little guy had pneumonia, and his little body was not strong enough to fight it off. Yesterday, beautiful little Cruz Chernet went to be with Jesus. We are heartbroken for the Besks, who are traveling today to Ethiopia to lay their dear son to rest. Cruz Chernet did not get to come home to his loving family in America; instead he went straight home to his loving Heavenly Father. Please join us in praying for Kenny, Catherine, and their daughters as they meet their son and brother for the first time and lay his little body to rest. Also, pray for the staff at Hannah's Hope that took such great care of him and loved him as their own as well. He did not die an orphan. He knew he had a family coming for him; he had seen their pictures, had received their gifts. He died as a beloved son, and for that we are thankful.
Catherine's Facebook status from yesterday reads:
If you would like to reach out to the Besk family in some way, please visit their blog at http://beskfamily.blogspot.com/2013/09/for-cruz-with-love.html.