She will not let the children die. When all hope is lost, children who would otherwise be condemned to coffins enter Sister Ana Cristina’s nutrition
center in Guatemala. Skin stretched taut over their small bodies, they listlessly await death. But, driven by faith, Sister Ana Cristina tends to those she thinks of as God’s sparrows. She never turns a child away. With unshakeable determination, prayer and tender love, she coaxes little ones like Maria back to life.
At 22 months, Maria weighed only 12 ½ pounds. A doctor grimly informed her father that she would die. And
yet Sister Ana Cristina saw not a coffin, but a crib. Months after Maria entered the center; her grateful parents took her home.