Derlani left for Portugal on Feb 1st hoping to be there in time for Chris's delivery. Well, Andrew Fife Figueira decided to take his time and was born only today at 8:17am Portuguese time. He weighed 8 lbs 13 oz (4kg), is 21 and a half inches (54cm) long, and looks a lot like Daniel when he was born. Mother (and father) and baby (and mammaw) are doing well. Thank you so much for all your prayers.
In one sense, this was perfect timing, at least for pappaw. In about 3 hours, I (Robert) will be driving to the airport for the Pastoral Renewal Pilgrimage to Israel. Please do remember to pray for our group of pilgrims during this time, especially after the violent clashes near the Dome of the Rock and Temple Mount last Friday.
Derlani and I will both be back in the U.S. on the 26th, Lord willing. As soon as we possibly can, we will post some pictures of the newest member of our growing clan. And some others, as well, Robert & Derlani