The Lord gave Donie Hernandez Green a heart for children when she was nearly a child herself, and this passion has beat in her heart throughout her life.
The story of A Song in the Night goes back to about 1984, after Donie had arrived in Guatemala to work with the children ravaged by civil war. As Donie was walking down a street in Antigua, Guatemala, where she was living, she saw a young mother with three small children around her, holding a tiny, malnourished newborn infant, looking up- praying, and crying. Read the rest of the story in Donie's words...
"I asked her what was the matter, and what was she doing, and she told me that they had no food, no money, and she had no milk, showing her breast, and that she couldn’t squeeze a drop out, because she was so malnourished herself...
"The baby was dying –
she looked like a bird
with her mouth open."
I bought food for them; they came to my house, we gave her milk for the baby, cared for their needs, helped them get on their feet; then they left.
I saw them off and on over the years- they would show up on my doorstep, and we would help them--the mother knew that I couldn’t say no to them!! Also, the father knew it as well, and sometimes he would kick them out with orders to bring back food..."
And years later, Donie is connected with some of the same women, seeing their lives change, because of the heart of Jesus, and what He is doing in the world.
What a privilege to see His faithfulness, and to demonstrate that to others, walking together in His provision.