Part II of Rafal’s Identity book

Part II of Rafal’s Identity Book

The baby was born on September 12, 1998. His was named Rafal Damian. The birth was premature and Rafal had many health problems. (By now you know the baby is YOU! You had a hole in your heart. You had a cleft palate.)
Rafal stayed in the hospital for four months: September, October, November and December.
In January Rafal was moved to an orphanage.

My life dissolves and weeps itself away for heaviness; raise me up and strengthen me according to [the promises of] Your Word. Psalm 119: 29

Rafal was alone. His birth mother did not stay. Doctors and nurses checked on him, fed him and worked on keeping him alive. When he cried, no one picked him up. He was sad.

He was despised and rejected and forsaken by men, a Man of sorrows and pains, and acquainted with grief and sickness; and like One from whom men hide their faces. He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or have any esteem for Him. Is. 53:3

Rafal lived in the orphanage after he was released from the hospital. There were lots of other babies in the orphanage, so it was difficult for Rafal to get held there. WAHHHHH!

Oh you afflicted [city], storm tossed and not comforted, behold I will set your stones in fair colors [in antimony to enhance their brilliance] and lay your foundations with sapphires. Is. 54:11

When Rafal was about a year old, his siblings got a visit from a lawyer.
The lawyer told the children that Jerry and Kathleen Guire wanted to adopt them.
Damian remembered that his birth mother was pregnant when he and the others (Gregory and Ania) were taken to the hospital.

“There is a baby!”


…for He [God] Himself has said, I will not in anyway fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless not forsake nor let [you] down. Assuredly not! Heb. 13:5b

In November 1999, Jerry, Kathleen, Audrey, Amerey and Hunter got on a plane and flew to Poland (where baby Rafal and his siblings were).

Learn to do right! Seek justice, relieve the oppressed, and correct the oppressor. Defend the fatherless, plead for the widow. Is. 1:17

Part III coming soon!

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