Monday, September 18, 2006

Samuel George Mena is Born!

This morning (Sept. 18) at 6:12am the Lord blessed us with another baby boy. He was born at home with his family after 5 short hours of labor. He was 9lbs 14oz and 22 1/4 inches long! What a big boy! His name is Samuel George. Of course, Samuel is after the Old Testament prophet who was dedicated to the Lord by Hannah, his mother, before he was ever born (1 Sam. 1-2). His second name is George after Steven's dad.

Psalm 127:3-5 says, "Behold, children are a gift of the LORD. The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one's youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate." We welcome this new little one as a precious gift from the Lord. We pray that he would be an arrow molded and sharpened by God's grace through the years and shot out into this world along with our other children as ambassadors for Christ.

Thank you to all of you for your thoughts and prayers. We dearly appreciate them.

Truly Blessed by Jesus,

The Menas