Cross Catholic Outreach’s ministry partner, Esperanza de Vida in rural Guatemala, rescues starving children and nourishes them back to health—and one of the precious children saved by their outreach is little Jairo Garcia.
Jairo’s 18-year-old mother passed away just two weeks after his birth. Though he was taken in by his grandmother, she was unable to buy him milk because of her extreme poverty. Worried her grandson may not survive another day, she rushed him to the emergency nutrition center at Esperanza de Vida. He arrived weighing a mere 4 pounds and 4 ounces.
But thankfully, once provided with life-saving nutrition and immediate medical attention by the staff at Esperanza de Vida, Jairo was nursed back to complete health. Today he is a happy and healthy baby boy who is full of life.