Retired Marine Said Prayer Right Before Finding Missing 2-Year-Old

Retired Marine Said Prayer Right Before Finding Missing 2-Year-Old

There cannot be a scarier scenario for a parent than realizing your child is missing. Those moments of uncertainty must drive parents crazy with fear and worry. That exact situation recently happened to parents in Florida, but thanks to a volunteer who said a prayer, the child was found safe. 

In late February, Joshua Rowland, a 2-year-old, went missing in central Florida. Law enforcement in the area scrambled to find the missing child. Law enforcement went all out in their search. Several teams helped in the search. They also used drones, helicopters and canines. 

A group of volunteers also aided law enforcement in the frantic search for the child. They joined the search the morning following Joshua’s disappearance. 

One member of that volunteer search party was Roy Link, a retired Marine veteran, according to a video posted to YouTube. Right before Roy started looking for the child at 8:15 a.m., Roy mentioned he said a prayer. Then, soon after starting his search, around 10:45 a.m., Roy came across Joshua.

Roy found the little child safe and unharmed, according to a 911 call recording. Joshua is heard saying that he wants “mommy.”

Praise God!

The Hernando County, Florida sheriff, briefing the media, said Joshua, who was “quite a ways from home,” “was not abducted” and “was found in the woods and seems to be fine.” 

In the video, the sheriff also mentioned that Joshua would have a heck of a story to share with his future children and grandchildren. 

What a beautiful story about the power and importance of prayer. The Lord obviously answered Roy’s prayer! He kept His hand of protection over the child while Joshua was missing. As the clip mentions, Joshua was returned to his mother. 

Ephesians 6:18 “With prayers and deep desires, making requests at all times in the Spirit, and keeping watch, with strong purpose, in prayer for all the saints.”

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