Thursday, December 6, 2012

New Additions to the Seminary Family

God continues to expand the scope of His covenant family within the seminary community.

Isaiah, Elijah and Audiela
Student Tim Marinelli and his wife Renita were unexpectedly blessed recently with a call announcing the availability of a baby boy for adoption. Isaiah has joined the Marinelli family as little brother to previously adopted children Adiella and Elijah. UPDATE 12/102012: Isaiah was taken to the hospital with a high fever as this newsletter was being released. Doctors expected him to remain in hospital for at least 48 hours. Pray for his recovery.

Tim and Renita Marinelli
Kellen, Lori and Josh Sparkman
Senior student Joshua Sparkman and his wife Lori have been blessed with their first child. By God's grace and goodness, Kellen William Sparkman was born December 2. He weighed 5 lbs and was 18 inches long. He is a strong healthy baby, especially for his size!

"We continue to give thanks and praise to God for his blessings towards us throughout the whole pregnancy and now with having our son here with us. What a glorious God we serve!" Joshua and Lori said in their announcement.

Ava Ingram

Here's a new photo of Ava Ingram, born in October to distance student Jared Ingram and his wife Stephanie (below) of Crossville, Tennessee.

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. — Psalm 127:3