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Kids from our last Child Dedication Service New Albany and J-town

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Jordan and Marissa Perciful present their daughter, Anna Jean Perciful 

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Our names are Jordan & Marissa Perciful. On August 28, 2012 we welcomed our newest daughter Anna Jean. Anna is our second daughter and joins her big-sister Lucy. We’re grateful to God for blessing us with two healthy girls, and we desire to raise them up in a way that magnifies our Father in Heaven. Since having Anna here, we’ve been the recipients of much grace from God and His people and we are humbled and thankful. Psalm 139:14, “I praise you, for I am fear- fully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.”

David and Kristin Hynes present their daughter, Laura Ruth Hynes

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This is Laura Ruth Hynes. Laura is a family name on Kristin’s mom’s side. Laura is also named after Laurel Falls, Kristin’s favorite nature spot. We named her Ruth after Kristin’s great aunt who was a Godly woman, the book of Ruth in the Bible and several friends named Ruth. Laura was born on March 28, 2012. We’re David & Kristin Hynes and her 3-year-old brother is Jonathan. I, Kristin, have learned and am continuing to learn humility, and God’s grace, through her difficult birth story and amazingly cheerful disposition. Our marriage verse that continues to prove true for our family is Ephesians 3:20-21.

Casey and Sterling Smallwood present their daughter, Jolee Sterling Smallwood 

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Our beautiful blessing, Jolee Sterling Smallwood, is named after her grandmother Rebecca Jo, dad Casey Lee and mom Rebecca Sterling. She was born July 11, 2012. She has an amazing big brother Clay. She brings us so much joy with every smile! She reminds us that while there may be an expectation of what is typical, one can sore above it. James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift comes from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no varia- tion or shadow due to change.”

Matthew and Tara Thomas present their son, Andrew James Thomas 

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Our child’s name is Andrew James Thomas, born August 14, 2012 to Matthew and Tara Thomas. His first name means manly and brave. His middle name is after Tara’s grandfather who is a kind man who loves God and his family very much. Since having Andrew, we have learned (and are still learning!) how impor- tant it is to be a team and spend time as just husband and wife.

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