by Donna Schoon - Support Staff

“Gift of God”! That is the meaning of the name of our new little Holsby “Teebee” …


NAME:  Matteo Zachary Strohm

DATE:  4 March 2015

TIME:  9:24 a.m.

WEIGHT:  3435 grams (about 7 lbs., 14 oz.)

LENGTH:  49 cm. (about 19 in.)

PARENTS:  Brad & Cece Strohm

SIBLINGS:  Kayley, Oliver & Tobin

This time, the ride to the hospital was not for a broken bone. Little Matteo was delivered by C-section at the scheduled time and – praise the Lord – all was well both at the hospital and at home!


The significance of a name is important to the Strohm family. Besides the indication of Matteo being God’s gift to them as a family, the name Zachary comes from the Hebrew word “zakar,” which means “to remember.”  Cece shared with me:

 The celebration of Passover is soon here, and the theme of this feast is “to remember” – to remember God’s deliverance, but also to remember to share it and teach it to the next generation. Together these names are also a New Testament reminder that God has remembered and redeemed us and that is a GIFT of God. Zachary is also a little “wink” to Brad’s friend who led him to Christ.

Kayley, Oliver and Tobin were quite excited to meet their new little brother in the hospital. Can you tell?!




Yes, to remember God’s faithfulness in redeeming us is important and to share that redeeming love with future generations is vital. We know that is Brad’s and Cece’s desire – that God’s truth will flow on down through the generations of their family. Why?

That they might set their hope in God

And not forget the works of God,

But might keep HIS commandments …

And remember that God is their Rock,

And the Most High God their Redeemer.

(Psalm 78:7, 35)


Congratulations to the whole Strohm family!!

Donna Schoon - Support Staff

About Donna Schoon - Support Staff

Being in ministry in and around Holsby for about half of my life has been a true joy and I’ve grown in the process. My role is smaller, but it is still an encouragement to be a part of the whole picture – doing a wee bit of teaching, participating with students in the Österliden outreach and hosting a family group during the school year. Correspondence with Holsby friends around the world, as well as other contacts, keeps my computer going many hours a week – as does keeping our home open to those who want to come. Our family includes 2 children, 5 grands, and 4 great-grands (with one on the way). Wally is my husband, and Psalm 70:4 is our verse.

20. March 2015 by Donna Schoon - Support Staff
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