Welsen, a Tobo Bible teacher in Papua New Guinea, and his wife, Pusewe, are grieving the loss of a stillborn baby boy.
The child would have been the couple’s seventh child, and their second son.
"We are sad," Welsen said, "but doing well. We found out that the baby had probably died before his birth. This means that my wife could easily have died as well. So today we are saying thanks to God for taking care of my wife and saving her life. We know all this that happened is in the hands of God alone, so we sit all right knowing that."
"We are encouraged to see God helping these young believers," wrote missionaries Jason and Nisae Williamson, "and giving them the grace and peace to respond as they have. Needless to say, this has still been a difficult time for Welsen and his family. Welsen and Pusewe’s surviving children are Megilin, Jepta, Limbebe, Alufa, Yanni (boy), and Jesilin. We’d appreciate your prayers for them.
"We recently finished studying Romans 12 with our local body of believers here, and one verse in particular has come to our minds during this time," the Mankins wrote. "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep."