Finally Here!!!


We are very excited to announce the birth of our little girl, Eva Mirembe Sparks!!! She came Friday October 7th at 7:40 pm weighing 9 lbs 2 oz and measuring 20 inches long.

We chose the name Eva (pronounced Eve-uh) because we like both the name and the meaning (Giver of life). Her middle name Mirembe (pronounced Me-rem-bay) means peace in Luganda the tribal language spoken in our area of Uganda.  The past several months have been a time of real rest and peace for us even including her birthday which was a beautiful fall day in the 70s with the leaves changing colors one of our favorite times of the year.  We took a walk down by the lake and were just enjoying the day when we decided that we needed to go to the hospital.  So, Mirembe was very fitting for her.  We pray that Eva will learn to rest in the Lord as she grows and find her peace in Him.

Both Andrea and Eva are doing well.  Her delivery went very well with no problems.  We thank God for giving us a healthy little girl and for the peace He has been to us.

Malachi came with Andrea’s family to meet her last night.  He was kind of quiet, taking it all in and then wanted to hold her and kiss her.  I think he will be a great big brother.

We will be adding more photos soon so check back.


  1. Yay Sparks Family!!! Excellent news! Little girls are so awesome :-)

  2. Congratulations!!! :)

  3. Sherry Landeau says

    What a blessing!!! Beautiful name for a beautiful girl.