06.09Introducing Vukosi Nyathi!
At long last, Baby Nyathi is here! Vukosi (pronounce Bu-koh-see) Nyathi was born naturally without complication to Gloria and Vincent last Friday, June 5th, at 8:05 a.m. He weighed 2.98 kg (6.6 lbs) and measured 50 cm (19.7 in) in length.
June 6th was the final day our friends from Chapel Hill and Atlanta were here on the Vision Trip (stay tuned for photos, stories and reflections from their time here), and it was a day marked by something really special: we all got to meet tiny one-day-old Vukosi just before the team departed. Vincent and Gloria insisted that the team come meet and pray for him, which amazed us as they had just been discharged from the hospital. We swung by Mamelodi on the way to the airport and met the Nyathis in their driveway (as they found themselves locked out of the house!) and each took turns holding and admiring Vukosi. Before leaving, we surrounded parents and son and prayed, giving God thanks for Vukosi’s arrival, for the fact that he belongs to such wonderful and godly family and for the mighty purpose the Lord has for the tiny baby’s life. The name Vukosi means “Kingdom” in Shangaan, and by faith, we know that this baby will someday be a powerful warrior and champion for God’s kingdom.
Congratulations to Vincent, Gloria, Mandla and Busi on the arrival of the fifth member of their family!
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