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Happy Birthday Savannah!!

Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina

April 24, 2017

Yesterday was the birthday of our third daughter, Savannah. She is five now. Savannah was the first of our children not to be born in a hospital; she was born in a birthing center with a midwife.

I started reading the book of Exodus with the children today in devotions and the first chapter of Exodus mentioned the two midwives of the children of Israel who feared God. Our midwife was a Christian as well. Emily gave birth to Savannah 30 minutes after arriving at the birthing center. Emily had Savannah without any medications, screamed one time really loudly in my ear, and completed a 5k 3 1/2 weeks after Savannah was born. I might add that Emily pushed Savannah in a stroller the whole way in the 5K.
Savannah has always been a source of joy to our family. She is energetic, happy, smart, and pretty. We thank God for her, and pray that she will be greatly used for God.

Smiling already and less than a day old. She has always smiled.

Photograph by Emily Bateman

I started reading the book of Exodus with the children today in devotions and the first chapter of Exodus mentioned the two midwives of the children of Israel who feared God. Our midwife was a Christian as well. Emily gave birth to Savannah 30 minutes after arriving at the birthing center. Emily had Savannah without any medications, screamed one time really loudly in my ear, and completed a 5k 3 1/2 weeks after Savannah was born. I might add that Emily pushed Savannah in a stroller the whole way in the 5K.
Savannah has always been a source of joy to our family. She is energetic, happy, smart, and pretty. We thank God for her, and pray that she will be greatly used for God.

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