Baby Congratulations to the Araya Family
“For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.” Psalm 139:13, 14.
It is always wonderful to hear the news of a baby’s arrival! Congratulations to Johnny and Rachel Araya on the arrival of their second baby girl, Evangelina Sienna Araya – a sister to Genessa Liliana.
When Jesus was on this earth, the children were drawn to Him, and He loved them. Parents also were eager to take their children to Jesus to have them blessed. We read of this in the Word of God, “And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them: and his disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.” Mark 10:13-16.
Children are a gift of God. We pray that as in old times, Johnny and Rachel will also have the desire in their hearts to dedicate their children to the Lord. “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17
May God bless your little family!
Here is an account of Evangelina’s arrival written by Rachel Araya:
“Just for the record… We didn’t plan it. Labour started around 1:30am Tuesday, 14th July 2015; and baby was born just after 2:30am.
We called my mum to come over and take care of Genessa, who was sleeping next door; amazingly, she slept through the whole thing even though she is normally a very light sleeper. That alone was a miracle!
Johnny was massaging pressure points on bottom of my feet while I was in bath to relieve the pain of contractions; it really worked wonders!
My mum arrived, and soon after that I tried to get out of bath to go to hospital; but as I got up, I realised baby was coming, so I got back in bath and called the ambulance. Since both, mum and Johnny, were panicking at the time, I tried answering the operator’s questions amid contractions and pushing out the baby; and she tried her best to keep us calm and guide us through it all.
The operator didn’t tell us that ambulance was on its way, so we assumed that she was going to help us deliver the baby via a phone call. In the meantime, Johnny was expecting my mum to take charge since being experienced in giving birth to eight children; but since mum was panicking, Johnny took charge and did an amazing job in delivering our baby in the bathtub and also in cutting the cord.
The ambulance arrived within minutes of baby being born and took us to the hospital for check-ups. They weighed Evangelina at 3.375Kgs.
We would like to praise the Lord for guiding us through this amazing experience and also for providing herbs such as raspberry leaf tea and prenatal herbal formula as well as foot reflexology to assist in pregnancy and with childbirth.
Now we have three family members born only one week apart from each other! Johnny on the 1/7, Genessa on the 7/7, and Evangelina on the 14/7.
We would like to praise the Lord for blessing us with two beautiful and healthy girls. Genessa, (Romanian form of Genesis) being the beginning of God’s creation in our family, and now Evangelina Sienna Araya.
We were very surprised to find out that she was a girl, since almost everyone was telling us we were going to have a boy.
The name Evangelina is very significant to us because it means Angel, messenger of good news, and that is our greatest desire that we can raise our children to be missionaries for Jesus, to be little messengers of good news for Him.”