Our son was born eight days after his due date, but Junko needed no pain medication for the delivery, amazing the doctors and nurses. We were in constant prayer as she was delivering the baby. We had "renewal" music playing in the BGCOLOR. I was praying over her as I was coaching her. She reported later that Jesus was in the delivery room and that she was hanging on to Him during her contractions. We named the boy "Yoshiya" and the name means "becoming righteousness." He is a very healthy, cheerful and well-behaved boy. We're learning from him what it means to cry out for Daddy's love, literally.

I do not write these things in order to impress you. I know that nothing good is in my flesh. Without Christ I am nothing and can do nothing. I have no merit other than what the His blood has purchased for me. I write these things in order to encourage you and to testify that the love of God has blessed me more than I could imagine, and that He is faithful even when we are faithless. All I know for certain is that I want MORE of Him, to BE MORE like Him, and to be about His business!