Peter and I have been so blessed with our fifth child, born on 15th December, at 5am Paraguayan time, as the sun was rising over the hills, and the birds announced the new day. He weighed 7oz and 8lbs, is very long - 54 cm, and has reddish fair hair, blue eyes like Daddy, and looks a bit like his big brother Daniel did. He is adorable, of course, and hungry, and keeps his mama very busy. But our hearts are so thankful to The Lord for his safe arrival into the world and we are enjoying loving and kissing him! He came right on his due date, so that's a first in our family, having an on-time arrival, after a short labour. He was almost born on a beautiful garden path on our way up to the clinic (in the dark) from La Casita, but thankfully we made it just on time - 20 minutes later, Joseph entered into the world!...
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"And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen."(Philippians 4:19, 20 NKJV)
As I mentioned in the last blog, the community at la Belleza have truly taken care of us as their own family, bringing us delicious and extravagant meals every lunch time for a whole week after the birth. One Sunday, it was raining cats and dogs, but still the food came with a gentle knock at the door. These families may have not had much food themselves, but the love and kindness they showed us was in their generous and abundant giving. We pray, and please join with us, that as they have sown into our lives and met a need we have had these days, that The Lord would meet their needs, whatever they may be.