Monday, May 22, 2006

Finally! Yatta!

I love walking through seasons with people. Andy Kampman was my leader for freshman VERVE when I started college and the end of that year I watched him marry his sweetie, Jamie. Jamie is a ton of fun and she was my discipler and inspiration for the following three years of college (and so on into life). Jamie is a good balance of serious and laughter. She taught me to chase after the Lord. Jamie has been great to encourage me and lead me even as a friend and sister. She has this great laugh that just carries throughout your day. She has one of those laughs that when you think about it, a smile comes to your face.

When the Kampmans married they had Habakkuk 3:17-18 as their marriage verse and I feel like God has been good to show His faithfulness through these words. *Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.*

Well! I have waited five years to meet them.. their offspring that is. And now, they are here. I am pleased to announce that Josiah and Abigail were born May 22nd. I instantly thought of both Mary and Hannah and how God had appointed times to open and close their wombs. PRAISE GOD for their lives. I am so honored to be a part of this (even from Japan). CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE AND ANDY!!! WELCOME JOSIAH AND ABIGAIL!!!

*And Mary said:"My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me—holy is his name. His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. He has performed mighty deeds with his arm; he has scattered those who are proud in their inmost thoughts. He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.
Josiah William Kampman; 7lbs. 2oz.
He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty. He has helped his servant Israel, remembering to be merciful to Abraham and his descendants forever, even as he said to our fathers."* Luke 1:46-55
*Then Hannah prayed and said: "My heart rejoices in the LORD; in the LORD my horn is lifted high. My mouth boasts over my enemies, for I delight in your deliverance. "There is no one holy like the LORD; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God." Do not keep talking so proudly or let your mouth speak such arrogance, for the LORD is a God who knows, and by him deeds are weighed. "The bows of the warriors are broken, but those who stumbled are armed with strength. Those who were full hire themselves out for food, but those who were hungry hunger no more. She who was barren has borne seven children, but she who has had many sons pines away. "The LORD brings death and makes alive; he brings down to the grave and raises up. The LORD sends poverty and wealth; he humbles and he exalts. He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap; he seats them with princes and has them inherit a throne of honor.
Abigail Moon Kampman; 6lbs. 13 oz.
"For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's; upon them he has set the world. He will guard the feet of his saints, but the wicked will be silenced in darkness. "It is not by strength that one prevails; those who oppose the LORD will be shattered. He will thunder against them from heaven; the LORD will judge the ends of the earth. "He will give strength to his king and exalt the horn of his anointed."* 1 Samuel 2:1-10

Abigail Moon was named for Lottie Moon an amazing missionary woman who went to China around the 1840's.


Kelli B said...

SOOO Cute. It's fun to rejoice with these friends who are rejoicing.

This post is an honor to them, and an honor to the Lord.

Um you rock!

Anonymous said...

What a couple of cute peanuts! New people are the best people!

Jo, if you want to see Laurie's twins, they got their pictures taken at a photo studio a couple of weeks ago. Go to:
"Click for Session"
ID: twins

There you are...Noah, Sam, and Jack! I'm not sure how long the proofs will be online, so if you want to see them, I wouldn't dilly-dally, as they have been up for a couple of weeks!

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say in the last post that it's me...Melissa! D'oh.

Vitamin Z said...

J -

Why are you such a spaz? I love it. We miss you. have you brother get in touch with me. what is he doing?