Baby Airen Survives

Months ago, a young couple in China was thrilled to learn they were pregnant with a second child. They were both Christians and university professors, and they loved getting to work with students from all over their region.

 

But then family planning officials learned about the pregnancy. When they refused to abort the baby, both of them lost their jobs.

 

The father reached out online to seek help. He was worried that he might "disappear" while he was out looking for work. (People who run afoul of the government are often arrested and taken into extralegal custody inside a "black jail.") He asked for prayer and tried to make sure his family was taken care of.

 

Thankfully, the family planning department did not arrest him. But the couple still lived in fear until the premature birth of their baby daughter, Airen (above). Because her parents are still seeking steady work after losing their jobs, Airen is enrolled in the Baby Shower Gift Program. Airen's parents are so glad they kept her safe---their loss of careers is causing difficulties for them, but it was a small price to pay for the life of their daughter.

 

by Kat Lewis, All Girls Allowed




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