On Saturday, a church youth group visited an amusement park in Oklahoma City. On their drive home, they spotted something strange on the side of the freeway.
The Abba's House of Worship Center in Ada, Oklahoma sent their youth group to the amusement park for a day of fun, but now they are believing that the trip was far more purposeful than that. As they were driving back to the church, they saw a car seat about 10 feet from the shoulder of the interstate.
The car seat held a 1-month-old baby, $5,500 in cash, a birth certificate, and a social security card. The church van immediately pulled over when they spotted the baby.
According to Fox News, the group's leader called the police and Sgt. Gary Knight arrived swiftly on the scene. The emergency workers estimated that the child was left in the 91-degree heat for around 30 minutes.
The child was put in state custody and authorities are continuing to investigate why he was abandoned. On Monday, Sgt. Knight said that the police had located the mother and that she is currently in the hospital.
Knight said, "We don't know why she did what she did ... but people do the strangest things sometimes. I don't recall seeing a case like this where a baby was just left on the shoulder of a highway. This could have had a very tragic ending."
Ken Angel, the pastor of Abba's House, said that he believes God played a major role in saving the child.
He said, "I feel like God used our youth group to save someone's life Saturday because we're here on Earth to fulfill a redemptive purpose. God stepped in."
The spokeswoman for the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Sheree Powell, is unable to release any further information about the child. Thankfully, he was found in a timely manner.
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