Norma came to me in tears. She collapsed in my arms as she told me that her son Jorge has been missing for over two weeks. My heart stopped for a second. He's only eleven, but so small that he looks more like an eight year old. She has no idea where he could be and she's very, very worried. You see, this is the second time that Jorge has run away. The first time was in February when he wanted to visit Carnaval in Encarnacion, which is certainly no place for a child. He was found on the street of the big city seven days after leaving home, filthy and hungry. This week the local radio has been announcing the physical features of Jorge and asking for any information and so far there have been no clues to his whereabouts.
This little boy weighs so heavy on my heart. He has been in our Children of Promise ministry for five years. He was diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD a few years ago after troubles focusing in class. Unfortunately, despite numerous attempts for him to attend a private school with special education, he had to leave the program last month because he kept skipping class.
Please pray with us that Jorge will be found, that God protects him and that we can help him and his family get the help they need. Thank you so much for your prayers, we will keep you up to date with any new information.