Last year, just before Haiti was struck by the earthquake, a little baby boy was born in a very tiny home about 50 yards from our home. This is baby Mackenson. After the earthquake, during his first few days, our family ministered to him by providing baby formula for his mother. His mother didn’t want to breastfeed him. So we taught his mom how to prepare the baby formula for him and how often to feed him. We also provided her with clean filtered water to make the food for him and, as per an American doctor, we also provided the mom with a daily multivitamin for the little one. Every week, we would supply her with a new can of baby formula. Thanks to GO Ministries and The Hands and Feet Project we were able to secure a good supply of formula that we were saving exclusively for Mackenson. Unfortunately, his mom was not feeding him properly, if she was feeding him at all. We found out that she wanted the milk to last so she would only feed him one bottle per day.
We hardly saw Mackenson and his mom. Even though we spent a lot of time with Mackenson’s family, the baby and his mother were not often seen outside. The weekly can of formula and water were often delivered through one of the family members. It was after several weeks of supplying the formula to Mackenson’s mom that I (Maria) finally saw the mom and the baby sitting outside the small house. I immediately went to see him. On that day, Mark Stuart from The Hands and Feet Project, John Martinez from GO Ministries, and David Peters came to our neighborhood to see and shoot a video of what we were doing. Upon coming to the area where mom and baby were, we saw how poorly he looked and we knew that he was in desperate need.
This is Mackenson’s story. It is a miracle story from a God of miracles who wants to use His people to reach out to people with His love. He is still in the business of doing the impossible and little Mackenson is a huge example of His greatness. Check out his story.