Miguel was two when his mother first brought him to the clinic.
His severely clubbed foot and eye problems made life very difficult for this growing boy, but that first visit in 2002 began a life changing relationship for both Miguel and his family.
Over a matter of four years, Miguel underwent care for his eye condition and his deformed foot was replaced with a prosthetic. With special care and therapy he literally stepped up to his dream of being able to kick a soccer ball like the other kids. The medical team cried the day he kicked a ball for the first time.
Despite hearing the Gospel in her own language during many clinic visits, Miguel’s mother, Maria, consistently declined accepting Jesus Christ. However, when a short-term mission team visited them in 2008, a team member asked her if she had ever accepted Jesus into her life. Maria said, “No.”But when they asked her if she would like to she said, “Yes.”. That was just the start. That day Miguel’s two sisters, grandmother, and Miguel himself also accepted the Lord! It took four years of caring, but the love of Christ brought new light and life into this family.
In 2010 we saw Miguel, now about 10 years old, standing on his own among other children as they played in the clinic yard. He is doing well.
Pray that more families will accept the healing power of God in their bodies and their hearts.
This is just one example of how ASELI’s Father’s Heart Clinic is making a difference both physically and spiritually in the lives of the Mayan people of Guatemala.