A One-month-old baby abandoned on a car seat by the roadside has been found by a church youth group leader while he was escorting his students back from a church outing last Saturday.
According to ChristianToday.com, youth group leader Rodger Prater, who works at Abba’s House of Worship Center in Ada, Oklahoma was driving back with his students from an outing to an amusement park. His wife Nancy was also with him. As they drove down the road, Prater noticed something sitting on the roadside.
As their vehicle got closer, Prater realized that what he was seeing was a baby in a car seat.
Prater stopped the vehicle and he and his wife got out. “He was just a little fella,” Prater recalls. “Thank God we got there in time.”
The Praters rescued the baby and took him to a hospital where doctors proclaimed him to be in good health. In addition to the child himself, the Praters found the baby’s birth certificate, social security card, and $5,500 (about N2 Million) in cash in the car seat with him.
Emergency workers estimated the child had been left in the 91-degree heat about 30 minutes, but said he appeared to have been well cared for. Oklahoma City Police Sgt. Gary Knight explained that police officers located the child’s mother through relatives and took her to a hospital for evaluation.
He further stated on Tuesday that detectives are still investigating the matter to know why the child was abandoned by the roadside.