by Donna Schoon - Support Staff

Our group of special little “Teebees” (Torchbearer staff children) continues to increase! Our most recent newcomer is …

David Frederick Stephens

David Frederick Stephens

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

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.

02. February 2016 by Donna Schoon - Support Staff
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