Today at Bamako International Church, we had our first baby dedication! The baby’s name is Great Shimshon Kolawole Balogun. He was born in December. His father Sam is Nigerian and his mother Cecilia is from Guinea. What a joyous milestone this has been for our church.
The baby’s name means: Great (great) Shimshon (Hebrew word for Samson which means the bright sun. It’s also his father’s name.) Kolawole (Nigerian for he comes with wealth) Balogun (His family last name.) When John held Great to pray for him, he never woke up or cried. It’s also the first time John’s held a baby since holding Cole.