Welcome Baby Camden

October 30, 2009 by Paul Chappell

Camden MatthewYesterday our family welcomed little Camden Matthew Mordh into the world, and I became a grandpa. How thrilled we are to have this precious little life added to our family!

As I waited in the waiting room for Camden to be born, I thought back to the evening that Peter and Danielle announced that they were expecting a baby.  We were thrilled, and we could hardly wait for today. This little boy has no idea how much anticipation and preparation has preceded his arrival!

As I held my grandson a few hours later, I thought of the wonder and joy of a new birth. All the preparation, all the waiting, all the suppressed excitement is nothing compared to the joy of welcoming a newborn.

New birth—physical and spiritual—is an incredible gift from God. And God has given us the privilege of telling the world how they can be “born again” through faith in Jesus Christ. I’m reminded today that whatever energy we must expend, whatever patience we must exercise, whatever resoureces we must give in order to see people saved is nothing compared to the privilege of aiding in spiritual delivery.


  1. We are almost as excited as the family over this “little one”, and we’re not even related!!! Enjoy your “grandparenthood”! You and your family have been a blessing to many!
    Tammy Fieseler

    Comment by Tammy Fieseler — October 30, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

  2. Congratulations Pastor Chappell and family! He’s so cute!

    Comment by Rebekah rogers — October 31, 2009 @ 10:21 am

  3. Congratulations Dr. Chappell. We pray for you often and will add your grandson to the list. I pray that God keeps him in His care and that God continues to bless you and your family.

    Comment by Kevin Hearn — October 31, 2009 @ 7:10 pm

  4. Dear Pastor & Terrie,
    Congratulation!!! We are so happy for you all and know that Camden will bring to your hearts much joy. We love you both and thank the Lord for the privilege of serving at Lancaster Baptist Church.

    God Bless,
    Bud & Sharon

    Comment by Bud & Sharon McArthur — November 1, 2009 @ 5:30 pm

  5. Dear Dr. Chappell and Family,

    We were glad to hear about this exciting news! May the Lord contine to bless your family and the ministry there in Lancaster!

    Praying for you!
    -Paul and Cat

    Comment by Paul & Cat — November 3, 2009 @ 5:32 am

  6. Congratulations!!! We are praying for your family.
    We love you all.
    The Thomassons

    Comment by David Thomasson — November 3, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

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