Tuesday, January 6, 2009

On Sunday during the usual buying meeting I got word that a 7 pound, curious, little one has been named after me. I quickly made my way to Walukaba, to the small room, where I met a one day old Melissa. After welcoming her to the world I felt that I myself have been re-born. Rejoice, friends, God is faithful!


no pictures of baby Melissa yet...but here are some keepers.


  1. Oh Melissa, We're truly happy for you! & yes I remember when I was your age feeling alot like you do (I don't know if you ever knew this but I lived in Costa Rica & Nicaragua for 2 1/2 years and worked in rural clinics as a nurse) When I changed the spelling of my name to Ayna and 3 years later when I went back for a visit I couldn't believe how many little Ayna's were running around. =)) Wishing you and Joe-- God's richest blessing as you serve Him in Africa.. --Uncle Ronnie & Aunt Ina

  2. hope you both are well.
    it sounds like you are.

    i know i don't understand the engagement/marriage aspect of life there, but i do understand the lgh/suubi part. i'm here if you ever need to talk or vent or just be listened to. i mean it.

    let me know how you're doing