Friday, August 19, 2011

Emily Faith Phillips

Praise the Lord, on August 17, 2011, at 6:51 a.m., Emily Faith Phillips was born into the Phillips family. She is our third child, and we thank God for another precious one on whom we can pour out our love, and whom we can bring up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She was 7 pounds, 3 ounces, and 20.5 inches in length. Praise God, it was, according to Linda, the smoothest delivery of the three she has experienced. Thank you for praying for us.

 Our tentative plan is to return to Cambodia six days from now. The plans are tentative because they are dependent on a few things. First, we have to get our birth certificate by this coming Tuesday because we have an appointment at the U.S. embassy on Wednesday to get Emily's passport. If the birth certificate is late, the appointment will have to be pushed back, as will our departure date. If we do get the birth certificate by Tuesday, we are praying that the U.S. embassy will grant us an emergency passport, which would be issued on Thursday or Friday. As long as we can get the passport by Friday no later than 2:00 p.m., we will be good to return on Friday evening. If they will not issue the emergency passport, we will have to wait another week.


  1. Congratulations on the birth of little Emily! You are all in our prayers. Praying you can get back to Cambodia as planned. Frank and Loretta Donnelly and family

  2. Great pictures! Congratulations on another beautiful baby!

    We were just looking at the picture of the whole family and Gabby must have thought we were on Skype. She looked for a minute, and then said, "Daddy, can you make them say hi?"

    Looking forward to seeing you all soon.

  3. Congratulations! What a miracle! I am praying for y'all!

  4. What a sweet picture
    we love you all Kelly and Danny

  5. What a friend we have in Jesus! He will make all things possible. Sure do love you and good to see God answering prayers.

  6. Chad, Linda, Ellie & JJ ~ So extremely happy for you at the safe and healthy arrival of Emily Faith! She is absolutely precious! Thankful that you are back in the work in Cambodia. You all continue to be in our prayers daily! Emily & Justin have almost the same birthday...he turned 14 on the 19th of August. and congratulations to your beautiful family of 5!
    Jack, Kristi, Justin & Heather Wilbur