5 February 2022

Josiah Sherwood Pope was born on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 10:35 A.M.

 

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We are so thankful for another addition to our family. The girls are ecstatic!!!

 

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After much prayer and seeking guidance, we chose the name Josiah, which means “The Lord Heals”. Second Kings chapters 22 and 23, describes Josiah as becoming the king of Judah as a young child. He “did what was right in the eyes of the Lord” and “did not turn aside to the right or to the left.” He worshipped the One True God and pointed others to do the same.

 

In a similar way, it is our desire for Josiah Sherwood to know the Lord from a young age, to serve Him all the days of his life, to lead many others to the Lord, and to never be turned aside by anything or anyone.

 

“Before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and with all his soul and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses...” 

--2Kings 23:25

 

May this be true for our Josiah.

 

We are thankful for another healthy baby and healthy mom. Going into the hospital, Areli had a strong feeling of fear that something was going to go wrong with the delivery. We believe that through the prayers of many, God protected Areli and Josiah. The initial items of concern with mom and baby quickly resolved and now there is only health and peace. Praise be to God for His goodness.