Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Strengthen The Good

Visit STG some time today to learn more about this week's spotlight charity, 'Garden of Angels'.

"In 1996, while I had one eye on dinner and the other on the evening news, I heard a story that would change my life. I stood frozen as I listened to the reporter’s account of the tragedy…a newborn baby boy had been stuffed into a duffel bag and tossed from a speeding car along a freeway. I couldn’t move, I just kept thinking about this child and wondering how we could have become a society that just throws

their babies away as if they were a piece of trash.

I contacted the authorities and with the blessing of my family, I asked the Coroner’s office to release the baby to us for burial. While waiting for the investigation to end on this child, I learned that there was another newborn baby boy that had been found in a dumpster, and a little girl about two years of age, who was found washed up on a beach.

On August 26,1996, we had our first burial service for the three children. They were given the names of Matthew, Nathan and Dora. Each name means the same… a “Gift of God”.

In the beginning, this was an “act of love” from our family. As the word of what we were doing for these little ones spread, we knew that it was not enough for these children to touch just our hearts… we were being shown that God wanted their tiny footprints to touch the hearts of many more."