Her smile lights up the world.
Only for Yessica, her life will never be what it could have been... because a preventable disease robbed it from her.
Yessica has polio. She's had it since she was just 2 months old.
She smiles and she understand what is going on around her.
She responds with her eyes and she responds with her smile... only she cannot communicate any other way.
She is resigned to a wheelchair.
As we rubbed her cheek and swiped the fly away from her eyes she radiated joy.
She is the oldest of 6 children. Her father farms for a living and works long hours- her mother and siblings do the best they can to take care of her needs but the cost of her diapers is hard on them.
As we prayed with this family and began to build a relationship, I couldn't help but to thank the Lord for the privilege of this new friendship. Her strength, her beauty and her courage blew me away.
Some people are mesmerized with those who have wealth, power and fame- yet there, they will never find what I found today in the eyes of my new friend... Him.
"Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?