We’ve been “in the baby cave” for a few weeks now. At the end of March things got really busy all of a sudden!
On March 30th around 3:00 in the morning, Amy woke me up and told me that it was time to go to the hospital. We spent most of the day there, and at 9:36pm Caleb Charles Culp was born. He was 10lbs 3oz and 22 inches long. I (Justin) keep saying “That’s my boy” because, although most babies take a week or more to get back to their birth weight, Caleb had gained a pound before his 2 week checkup! Everyone is doing fine, for now we’re all just trying to sneak in naps until Caleb decides to make sleep a priority!
On April 3, Amy was discharged from the hospital, but on April 3rd I also had my first speaking engagement at a church. I drove to Hillsboro, MO that morning and visited our friends there while Amy was discharged from the hospital, and I picked her and Caleb up on the way home! Since then I’ve been speaking in churches 3 times or more per week, and Amy has been working on her new routine with Ezekiel and now Caleb!
A few weeks ago Ezekiel and I spent a week in Corinth, Mississippi visiting some of our friends and ministry partners there. Ezekiel got to do fun things like ride horses and go exploring in the woods, and we got to make a lot of new connections with people who are interested in South Sudan.
Our schedule is pretty full with places to visit and speak. If you get our prayer calendars, you’ll see that I’ve listed on each Sunday and Wednesday the churches where I will be speaking. If you’re not sure whether you’ll see us, or would like to get together while we’re home, give me a call or write an email and I’m sure we can work something out!
Currently we are trying to add to our monthly support, and get some one-time gifts to finish out our house. If you’ve already seen the presentation, you know what our goals are. Please pray that God will provide new monthly partners to help us meet our budget and get back!
Justin, Amy, Ezekiel and Caleb