Category Archives: Family

5 Years Together!

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At the end of December Yuliza and I celebrated 5 years of marriage! God is so good to us! I am so incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful wife, and we are so blessed to have such a sweet daughter!

We’d appreciate your prayers for our family. It can be very difficult to balance our family life with the ministry. We stay pretty busy, and there’s almost always someone around. So we would greatly appreciate your prayers for wisdom and guidance!

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Can you believe that it’s been that long already?

Margaret’s Dedication

I prayed for this child, and the Lord has granted me what I asked of him. So now I give him to the Lord. For his whole life he will be given over to the Lord.

1 Samuel 1:27-28

For years Hannah prayed for a child, and she was filled with joy when God answered her prayers and gave her Samuel. Her gratitude and commitment to God, captured in these verses, is so beautiful.

We’re also incredibly grateful that God has blessed us with a baby! It has been a desire on our hearts for a long time. There were lots of complications during the pregnancy, and it’s so incredible to finally hold our new baby! Like Hannah, we have the desire and obligation to now dedicate Margaret’s life to the Lord and raise her in a way that glorifies Him.

On Sunday we presented her to our church and prayed and dedicated her to the Lord. He’s so incredibly good to us! It was great to have my mom with us for this special day of celebration and dedication.

Thank you Lord!

 

 

 

We’d really appreciate your prayers for as well: that we would glorify God in the way we raise Margaret, and that she would love and follow Him.

Mom meets Margaret

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It was great to have my mom come stay with us for a while! She came down to meet Margaret and to help us out as we adjust to being new parents. The guys also really enjoyed having her visit because she’s a great cook, and we had a great time being all together. I don’t think that she had a very relaxing vacation with us. Oops!

She had to return to the US yesterday, and I’m missing her already!