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Amazon delivery driver who became viral sensation after praying for sick child on doorstep speaks out

by Premier Journalist

An Amazon delivery driver who went viral after footage emerged of her praying for the sick child of a customer has said she did so because "God is good." 

Monica Salinas was out delivering packages in the US state of Idaho when she came across a house with a sign which explained that a child with medical needs was living at the home. The sign sought to thank the delivery drivers who have been supplying the child, 9-month-old Lucas, with a vital thickener which is needed to ease his feeding problems. Baby Lucas is also being kept at home full-time as his condition makes him vulnerable to Covid-19.

When Salinas spotted the note, she decided to take a moment to pray. 

She told Catholic News Agency: "I was delivering a package and I saw a message on the door explaining that the baby at home needed many things and was grateful for us delivering things. It touched my heart.

“I said ‘'Dearest God, please protect this family through your Precious Blood, and this baby, so that he may grow to become a man.’”

After concluding her heartfelt prayer, Salinas left the property. But what she didn't know is that the whole thing had been captured on the porch doorbell camera. Raquel Pearson, Lucas’ mother, was overwhelmed that the delivery driver would be mindful to pray for her son. 

She said: “My husband and I saw the video and started crying. We were very grateful that a stranger would take time out of her very busy day to pray for our baby.

“We posted the video on Facebook and people started recognising her.”

Soon, the video had gone viral and was being featured on news networks across the globe. 

Dora Salinas, Monica's mother, said the video was an accurate reflection of her daughter’s deep faith in Jesus. 

Dora said: “We both belong to a choir in our parish. She sings, she plays the guitar, she praises God with all her soul always,

“That day she felt compassion for the sick baby and for his parents’ suffering…That’s why she stopped there for a little while, just a little while to pray, because they (delivery people for Amazon) are always rushing, they have a very little time to deliver their packages." 

Reacting to the video herself, Monica said that she hopes it will invite more people to pray. 

“God has always been very important in my whole life," she explained. "And I would like to let everyone know that God is good. I always tell people, every day, that God is good, one day at a time." 

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