Today was our first day at the hospital and what a life changing experince we each had. Tonight during our group devotional time we each shared what we took away from our experince today and everyone had a different response. It was hard, yet God's mercy was so good to us and we were each so blessed by Him. We all held the babies and prayed over them speaking God's love into them. We were all excited to see the babies respond in postive ways to us. Many of the children would laugh or smile at us as we talked and played with them. We felt like God was showering his favor on us as we poured into his little ones and they received what we were able to offer.
Many of us left the hospital brokenhearted for all that we saw, but many of us were also encouraged by seeing some mothers staying with their children and to experince God's healing. Praise God we did have a healing today. There was one little baby off in a corner crib, and at first Melissa was told that that baby needed to stay in his crib, but shortly after she was allowed to hold him. He had some respiratory problems and as he breathed he was wheezing. She prayed over him and at the instant of her command for his breathing to be healed his wheezing was gone!! We are praising God for his healing and expecting more to come this week.