Yesterday morning at 10:30, my wife gave birth to our 3rd child, a baby girl named Elizabeth Marie. Elizabeth is my maternal grandmother’s name and Marie is Elena’s mother’s name. Like with our other 2 children, we wanted to choose names with Biblical meaning because people constantly ask what name have you chosen as you go through the pregnancy. We try to use every opportunity to share the Good News of our God with every person we meet so when we share the names that we have chosen we are also able to share the meaning which opens the door to a discussion about God. Here are the names of our other children and the meanings.
- Evangelyn Abigail (Good News and my Father is joy). The good news of the Gospel is the joy of the Father that you receive when you are His child.
- Emmanuel Christopher – (God is with us and Christ follower). Because God is with us through Jesus Christ, I can be a Christ follower.
- Elizabeth Marie (My God is abundance and love or favored one). When you have God, you are favored or loved and you have abundance.
Our prayer is that our children will be missionaries for the Lord and as they are, they will be able to use simple things like introducing themselves as a way to open the door for the Good News of the Gospel.
Elena and I just want to thank all of our friends and family for praying for us. Both Momma and baby are doing just fine. Elizabeth is the biggest baby in the nursery @ 9 pounds and 3 ounces. She has a hearty appetite and loves being with her two older siblings. Abigail is so happy to have a baby sister and Emmi is just happy to be a big brother. Thanks for your prayers. God bless.