The miracle baby, who was found unharmed after her family was ambushed and attacked on their way to a wedding by gunmen in northern Mexico, has been reunited with her father.
Seven-month-old Faith was found buckled into her car seat hidden in a floorspace of one of the three SUVs that was gunned down in a mountainous area near the Sonora-Chihuahua border. Her mother, 33-year-old Christina Langford Johnson, was killed during Monday’s attack.
Faith’s grandmother posted the baby’s emotional reunion with her father on Facebook.
“God is so good for sparing her life,” she wrote on Facebook. “She is a living angel and has brought hope to our family.”
Faith’s mother was traveling with her baby when she was killed. Johnson reportedly stashed her daughter on the floor of her Suburban and got out of the vehicle, waving her arms to show the gunmen she wasn’t a threat.
Her body was found about 15 yards away from the SUV.
Baby Faith was found unharmed about 12 hours later after relatives launched a search when learning of the attack from two of the older children who walked more than 10 miles back to La Mora, a town in Sonora founded by fundamentalist offshoots of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Johnson’s funeral will take place Friday in Colonia LeBaron in Chihuahua.
Two funerals will take place Thursday in La Mora for Dawna Ray Langford and Rhonita Maria (LeBaron) Miller and their children.
All three families belonged to a fundamentalist offshoot of the LDS church, and had dual U.S. and Mexican citizenship.
Contributing: Rafael Carranza, Daniel Gonzalez and Anne Ryman, The Arizona Republic. Follow Adrianna Rodriguez on Twitter: @AdriannaUSAT.