For anyone who has gone through pregnancy and delivered a baby, you know the many challenges that go with the entire process. You're familiar with all of the uncomfortable stages of pregnancy, which is ALL the stages, and the agony of labor. Hopefully, you're also familiar with the joy and unparalleled excitement of seeing and holding that baby for the first time. There's nothing comparable to having kids.
As Alaska Missionaries, we faced several more challenges that made the process even more difficult. Having to fly Sharnay to every pregnancy check-up and back home was one of those challenges. Also, pregnant women in the village are strongly encouraged to fly to Fairbanks 2-4 weeks before their due date, in order to reduce the risk of having to deliver a baby at the clinic. This provides more challenges and stresses to the mother, especially if she has other kids that she would be leaving at home for that time. Thankfully, we were able to fly the whole family in for the two weeks leading up to the baby's arrival.
We are so happy to announce that Serenity Grace Niemuth was born on April 3rd, 2022! She is beautiful and healthy, and back home in Fort Yukon. Thank you all for your prayers and support as our family and ministry grows. We are looking forward to great things ahead and we're honored to be a part of what God is doing in Alaska!
- Pastor Jeremiah