I am pleased to announce the birth of William Joseph Markham at 8.28am on the morning of 1st February 2012, weighing 9lb 4.5oz. Mother, father and baby are all well :-)
He is called William after:
- William Tyndale, who risked his life to bring the word of God to people in a language they could understand, and whose work underpins much of the King James version and later translations;
- William Carey, who risked his life to bring the gospel to the people of India, including what is now Bangladesh;
- William Wilberforce, who spent his life trying to persuade this country to live out the gospel truth that God created all men equal in status before Him; and
- various Markham family Williams from whom he is descended, including William Markham, Archbishop of York.
We pray this William be a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus also, and shed as much of His light into the world as these men.
He’s spent the first 12 hours of his life mostly asleep, but we expect that to change…