Welcome! Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa ...Our house is your house

A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Sunday, December 31, 2006

Announcing the Arrival of Nehemiah Emmanuel Lockwood

We rejoice in the Lord as we announce to you all the arrival of another precious little one who joined our family. Nehemiah Emmanuel Lockwood was born on December 18, 2006 at 9:25 am. He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and was 20 inches long. He has a head of dark hair (like mommy) and dimples (like daddy). Nehemiah means "God has comforted" and Emmanuel means "God with us".

We are so thankful too that the Lord touched his little body and healed him. Nehemiah was born with some respitory difficulties and was kept in an incubator and on an iv for 2 days. When we brought him home, he was very sleepy and wouldn't even wake up to eat. He hardly cried. At first, we didn't think too much of it, but he continued just sleeping and he wouldn't nurse or take a bottle. The only food he ate was the little we could inject into his mouth via a syringe. He continued like this for about 10 days.

We called our church prayer line as well as family and friends and asked them to pray. The following day, we took him back to the hospital and they ran tests and all came back fine. That afternoon, he became very alert and began eating. Within a day, he was acting like a healthy newborn baby...eating every couple of hours, crying, dirtying diapers, and having awake times during the day. We know it was God's hand upon him through the prayers of His saints that made little Nehemiah whole again.

All of his brothers and sisters love him to pieces and he always has someone wanting to hold him. The joy a new little one brings to the family is like none other. Thank you all for your prayers for me during the pregnancy and delivery. We had orignally planned on traveling back to the USA to deliver the baby. We had everything set up to that end, but the Lord had other plans. Through much prayer and the counsel of our pastors and parents, we felt led of the Lord to stay here in Mexico and deliver in the local hospital here again. I roomed with another lady who had a baby that same day and was able to share the gospel with her. She lives just a few streets down from us, and we look forward to visiting their family and talking more with them about their need for a Savior. Please pray for them. Her name is Patricia.

The day before Nehemiah was born, we had a special Christmas service for our church family. We began by singing all the Christmas hymns that we had learned this year. Then the children's choir sang a couple of songs they had learned. Daniel shared from his heart a Christmas mesage, and then we all had special candlelight christmas dinner. After the dinner and time of fellowship, we had a gift exchange...it gave everyone such joy to share a gift with someone else in the church and in turn receive something special as well. Our church, though small, is growing together in the Lord and growing closer to each other too.

The construction on our house has stopped for the past couple of weeks while the cement roof has been drying. It is scheduled to resume again on January 8th. We thank all of you who have prayed for and/or provided for this home. We are so excited to see it coming together and can hardly wait to be able to move in. Since Nehemiah's arrival and the addition of a bassinet into the trailer, Timothy, Elijah, and Benjamin gave up their beds and moved into a tent in the back yard....a tent which they affenctionately call "their bedroom". The family appreciates their sacrifice as it gives us the much needed room to sleep somewhat comfortably... although I think their "sacrifice" is more like a big "adventure" to them and I haven't heard them complain yet.

Monday, December 04, 2006


Continue to pray for the workers as they are preparing to pour the roof this Thursday. Once the roof if poured, construction will stop for the next 4 weeks as it takes that long for the roof to dry (solid cement roof). This will give us some extra time as we enter into this Christmas Season with the special activities and outreaches that we have planned. Plus, not to mention the fact that Little Lockwood #10 should be making his appearance during that time as well.
We had a busy and blessed weekend. We spent Friday afternoon putting some decorations up at the church building enjoying some popcorn and hot cocoa afterwards. Saturday, we went to visit one of our dear widows, Hna. Carmelita. She has been ill and not able to come to church for many weeks now. Though she is blind and can't get out of her bed, her lips are full of praise and thansgiving to our Lord. Our family went with some of the children from our church to visit her, sing some Christmas Songs with her, and bring her some food. Her daughter (who takes care of her and also attends our church here) tells us that she prays everyday that she will be strong enough to join us for our special Christmas service on the 17th.
Yesterday we had services as usual and the people enjoyed not only the fellowship and time in God's Word, but also had fun planning our church Christmas service. We will be doing it a bit different this year than last year. Last year, we used the time as an outreach...we had special food, gifts, and invited the town. This year, we are keeping it as a special service for just our church family and of course, for their families as well. We are praying that some of the husbands and other family members who normally don't attend will come with their families that day. So far, the response has been favorable. The children's choir is learning 2 new Christmas hymns, some Scripture verses, and the girls are helping me make some scarves to wear when they sing. I counted yesterday that our church family knows 10 Christmas hymns now. I remember last year when we started teaching them their very first Christmas song.
Thank you for your prayers. Continue to pray for the workers safety as they are working up high on the roof now, for the people in our church as they are growing in the Lord, for the many people here who need a Saviour, especially those of our church families' families, and for safety as our new baby is due this month.
Top- The decorated church building :)
Next- Susannah wishing everyone a merry Christmas
3rd- Oh...I wanted to post a picture of this little toad that almost became part of our living room wall...Daniel rescued him from the cement mixture right before they poured him out.
4th-Hna. Carmelita
5th-Visiting widows this past Saturday