The man looked at the baby in his arms. Something wasn’t right. The newborn . . . she was too skinny. And her face . . . it just wasn’t pretty. The doctor said the baby was abnormal.
Shame fell over the new father. He couldn’t have a child that was abnormal. He didn’t want a child that was abnormal. Neither did his wife. Disgusted, the man threw the 2-day-old baby into the dumpster, and he and his wife left. They shed no tears, and they didn’t look back.
The baby lay wailing helplessly in the pile of garbage.
Then, two arms reached into the dumpster.
Blooming at Bridge of Hope
When Jansi became school-aged, Pranaya brought her to the Bridge of Hope centre she had served at, and the staff enrolled her.
At the centre, the shy girl began playing with other children. Schoolwork was difficult for Jansi, but the staff helped her, and she improved.
Jansi’s biological parents knew Pranaya had adopted the child they had forsaken. They didn’t live far. As they watched Jansi grow, their attitude toward her changed, and they wanted her back.
Pranaya saw how Jansi’s parents received the little girl she loved so dearly. When Pranaya and her husband needed to move away, they knew Jansi would be safe with her parents.
Who Saved Jansi?
Jansi now lives with her mother, father and two younger siblings. She continues to attend the Bridge of Hope centre, where the staff teach her and help her—all because they know Jesus loves her. She plays games with the other students, and she is doing very well in her studies.
Her mother attends the monthly parents’ meetings at the Bridge of Hope centre, and a couple of the staff members sometimes visit the family to pray for them.
Pranaya gave Jansi another chance at life, but the arms that truly drew Jansi out of death are the same arms that were spread out on a cross for her and offer to carry her all her life.
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