Church Group Notices Car Seat On Road With Cash And Baby
Kristin Danley 9/27/2017
After enjoying a Saturday in fellowship spent at a local amusement park, a happily weary group of churchgoers were headed home when God intervened in their path. Up ahead of them along an Oklahoma interstate was a frightening situation unfolding.
Approximately 15 members of the 120-member church Abba's House of Worship Center were traveling back home to Ada, located 84 miles southeast of Oklahoma City. The youth leader spied something sitting alongside the shoulder of Interstate 40, just a mere 10 feet from the edge of the pavement.
When members of the church group hopped out of the vehicle to rescue the baby perched precariously near the packed interstate, they found the baby along with a birth certificate, a Social Security card and $5,500 in cash. He was miraculously unharmed, asleep and oblivious to the situation, thanks to being soothed by his pacifier.
The church members plucked the abandoned baby up from the shoulder of the interstate and returned to their vehicle with him, then called 911. Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight said emergency workers believe the baby had been left outside for approximately 30 minutes in the 91-degree heat.
Ken Angel, pastor of the church group who saved the baby, attributed the circumstances to divine intervention. He believes his flock was meant to help the baby. According to Fox 19 he said:
"I feel like God used our youth group to save someone's life Saturday because we're here on Earth to fulfill a redemptive purpose. God stepped in."
Police ended up locating the baby's mother. She was taken to a hospital for evaluation, Knight said.
"I don't recall seeing a case like this where a baby was just left on the shoulder of a highway. This could have had a very tragic ending."
Blessedly, it was a true miracle that the youth group was passing by that particular stretch of interstate within 30 minutes of the baby being abandoned. He could've been overlooked; he could've been involved in an accident.
But instead, he was rescued. Prayers for this little guy and his mom as officials sort out his situation.
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