Baby Greg went to meet Jesus last night at 6:45pm. He has fought a long, hard battle here on the Africa Mercy. He had his surgery about 5 weeks ago and has had good days and bad days, but he kept trying. He had a very hard time breathing and he would kick and flail is noodle like limbs. But last night he had enough and without drama he left this world and went to be with Jesus, to rest.... finally.

Marion is Baby Greg's Mama. She used to live with her parents until her dad kicked her mom out of their house and married another woman. The new wife made Marion and her siblings move out of the house. Their community came to talk to the father and he agreed to let them move back in and he paid for them to go to school.

Marion got pregnant and her dad was furious. He said some very powerful words that are believed to be a curse. He told her that she will never hold her own children in her arms. She gave birth to twins but they both died. Marion got pregnant again and had beautiful Baby Greg, but he had a large mass on on his neck and now he rests in the arms of Jesus.

When I saw Marion she was obviously wrecked to the core of her being, All I could think of was You are not alone.

In John 14 in the Message Jesus says it so eloquently . "I'm leaving you well and whole. That's my parting gift to you. Peace. I don't leave you the way you're used to being left- felling abandoned, bereft. So don't be upset. Don't be distraught. " You are not alone.

You Are Not Alone
Sometimes you get so weary

You run to forget

Keep yourself so busy

Anything to cover up that

Sometimes life just don't make sense

And the reason for your running

Is a longing to be known

Someone who says your life is worth it

Someone captured by your heart

Someone you gave up on long ago

You are not alone

You are not alone

His love is all around

And He holds you even now

You are not alone

He will not leave you orphaned

That's a promise He has made

When others leave you empty

When the world has left you broken

Still He will not walk away

So come and lay down all your questions

Lay down your striving to be free

He has loved you since you've breathed

He will love you for forever

Really what more do you need

--Kate Hurley