There has been a lot happening around the Ciccarelli household! With things looking better in the pregnancy at the beginning of June, we were able to help with a VBS in Hanover, Indiana. It was a joy to be apart of the program! That week we saw attendance increase every night, and children saved! Thirty children were saved that week! We praise the Lord for the souls saved! After preaching in one more church, we made our way back home.
After arriving home, we continued our appointments with the doctor to follow the pregnancy. As we came to the beginning of July, we found out that we would have to move the c-section up. There was a concern with the cord not having the flow it needed. So instead of having Brielle July 16th, we had her July 8th, and she came out perfectly healthy at 5lbs and 14.7oz and 19.25in long (with plenty of hair too!)! So as you may have already heard, Brielle's full name is Cristiana Gabrielle Ciccarelli! She is eating and having plenty of dirty diapers -so she's doing exactly what she needs to be doing!
Through the pregnancy, we have received so many encouraging messages from many of you telling us you were praying for Kate and the baby. We thank you all for your prayers. In these first few weeks we'd covet your prayers for the baby to gain weight, and Kate to recover (it's taking a little longer for her to get past the pain from the surgery). We are thankful that there are NO unusual concerns or issues. We will be home for the next several weeks before we are traveling to churches again, but we look forward to the next ministries we'll be at here in the end of the summer!
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