Saving Baby Jesus

I want to share a quick story about a baby that was seen at our medical clinic that took place yesterday across from the dump.

The baby was 2 weeks old and the momma brought him in because she said he was sick. When our doctors saw him he they immediately noticed that the baby was lethargic, dehydrated and jaundiced. To make a long story short, the mother’s milk had never come in, and because she had no money for formula, she simply had not been able to feed her baby. For the first two-weeks of this baby’s life, the baby had nothing more than a few drinks of sugar-water and was practically starving to death. It didn’t take long for the doctors to figure out what was wrong and immediately they sent a crew to the market for formula and milk.

The baby ate and was sent home with plenty of extra formula to last for a while. There’s also a plan to send more formula their way. One of the doctors guessed that they baby wouldn’t have lived another week without food.

When asked, the momma said the baby’s name was Jesus, and she told them, “I’m so glad I named my baby Jesus.”

Lea holding baby Jesus.

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Article by Trey Morgan

I am a Christian husband and father, who moonlights as the minister for the church of Christ in Childress, Texas. My wife Lea and I have been married for 25 years. We are doing our best to raise our 4 boys, who are all growing up way too fast. Read 1182 articles by
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  1. Angie Cox says:

    No words…just Wow!

  2. Carl Feril says:

    Thanks for making me cry. God is good, we through work like this have the opportunity to prove it.

  3. Casey says:

    WOW—can’t wait to go someday! Ya’ll are doing great things, so proud of you all. Be safe!

  4. Nathan says:

    Beautiful baby! Thanks for sharing.

    Carl, thanks for admitting you cried; I figure if a cowboy can cry so can I

  5. Karin Johnson says:

    Wow! What an amazing story. God is good! How precious is that pic!?

  6. Michelle Lindsey says:

    So glad you guys were there to save that precious little baby!!!! Lea looks so natural holding that baby, she make sneak him home! lol Good job you guys!

  7. Katherine says:

    That is way too precious. Love what you guys are doing-what a privilege and blessing being there. What a beautiful picture and what a beautiful thing you all are doing. May God continue to guide and bless your efforts as you are Jesus to them!

  8. Karen says:

    Wow…just saving this one life, literally, makes the whole trip worth it I’m sure…but you are all saving so many other lives in a different way…and I must say, I am so proud to be able to say I work with some of those awesome doctors & nurses that are there! Childress & the area are so blessed!

  9. Amy Detwiler says:

    This is a hard read for me since we are welcoming our own son into our lives tomorrow. It’s hard to imagine having a baby for two weeks and not being able to feed him. Wow. The Lord is blessing each worker down there for being His hands and feet. Romans 10:15 – “how beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news.” May you continue pressing forward each day with renewed energy and strength, and that you’ll each have a genuine beautiful smile for each person you come across.

  10. Greg England says:

    Lea’s smile tells it all! Wonderful story. No time to write more, but I’m following the week and wishing I were there. I miss those mission trips.

  11. Amy Kindle says:

    Thinking baby Jesus was blessed to have ya’ll there. Also thinking baby Jesus will bless others – he’s already blessed me. Unceasing prayers are going up. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Paula says:

    That brought tears to my eyes. Thanks for sharing and thank you for being there.

  13. Maggie Beth says:

    I love the picture of Baby Jesus and the Angel! Simply beautiful!!

    This story breaks my heart.

    I believe God instills in each of us the gifts (and strengths) that we will need to achieve His life purpose for us. I am so grateful that God filled (all of) you with the courage and strength to face (see, smell, experience) what you do.

    God’s continued blessings on you, your group and all who come in contact with you.

    Okay, Gotta go cry now……….Maggie Beth

  14. Kim says:

    Can’t imagine watching my baby starve to death and no way to help! God put you all there at just the right moment for this little baby. Thank you for going and being God’s servant.

  15. Dee Andrews says:

    Trey – Is the mother malnourished, too, so that she does not have the capabilities to produce milk? It seems she would need nourishment, as well. No? Yes?

    SO glad you, Lea and the others are there. Many blessings to each of you and to each of those you serve.

    To God be the glory!

    Dee

  16. Tim & Pam Hunter says:

    Hello to Tracie, thanks for giving her these opportunities to serve.

  17. Lavona Aguirre says:

    Thanks for sharing this story and God Bless You All! Awesome picture. Jesus if beautiful.

  18. DS says:

    WOW. That’s so interesting that she named her baby Jesus and so cool that you got to help. :)

  19. suzi hodges says:

    WOW! How exciting for you to see that. I am trying to type through my tears. God is so good and they are so blessed to have servants of the Lord with them to help. Our prayers are with all of you.

  20. Gwendolyn says:

    Love hearing & seeing how God is working.

    Gwen Ligon

  21. Rebekah Simmons Holley says:

    That just gave me chills and tears in my eyes!

  22. Rebekah Simmons Holley says:

    Oh, and I want to go next year! I am an RN!

  23. michelle says:

    :( …. <3 …. :)

  24. Melissa says:

    So glad you all were able to help! Do these mothers have access to clean water, or is the formula not powdered? I know that has been an issue in some areas.

  25. Sherry Hubright says:

    My eyes are wet. My cheeks are tear-stained. Thank you for being Jesus to Jesus.

  26. Christi says:

    Priceless… What an awesome feeling this gave my heart! Can’t imagine how you guys felt! :’o)

  27. Brittainy Taylor says:

    Tears … chills … prayers!

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