Our group of special little “Teebees” (Torchbearer staff children) continues to increase! Our most recent newcomer is …
NAME: David Frederick Stephens
DATE: 15 January 2016
TIME: 10:11 a.m.
WEIGHT: 4200 grams (about 9 lbs., 4 oz.)
LENGTH: 52 cm. (about 20.5 in.)
PARENTS: Danny & Manuela Stephens
SIBLINGS: Moses & Samuel
After just a little over six hours of contractions, Manuela gave birth to their third son. She says it was her easiest delivery yet – and for that there was much praise! Another item of praise was that Danny was fully recovered before David was born after having been on crutches for four weeks with a broken bone in his ankle. It’s always nice when the husband can drive his wife to the hospital!
The name David is a Hebrew name and it means “beloved.” There is no question that this new little life is cherished by his family, and his name bears witness to that.
Danny shared: “In the Bible, David is called a man after God’s own heart. We pray that our little David will also grow to have a heart like God’s, and courage like David to trust the Lord and follow Him. We are now the parents of three beautiful boys, and we pray they will grow to be men who love the Lord!”
Two big brothers (Moses and Samuel) are also very proud of their baby brother!
Little David Frederick … as the Psalmist David put into words, may you also (as you grow) express your heart in this way to our Father God …
O my God,
in You I have unwavering trust
and I rely on You with steadfast confidence.
Do not let … my hope in You be disappointed ….
Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Guide me in Your truth and faithfulness
and teach me;
for You are God my Savior,
and I wait expectantly for You (my hope is in You)
all day long.
Psalm 25:2, 4-5