Almost one year after they got married, Brian & Mary Beth Lambert were expecting their first child! At their 24 weeks ultrasound screening, they received devastating news that their child would not survive outside of the womb. The doctor callously described the nature of the child’s condition and encouraged them to terminate the pregnancy. Brian & Mary Beth refused, choosing to treasure any time they would have with their child.
When they found out they were having a boy, Brian recalled the Scripture of the patriarch, whose name was associated with both sorrow and strength (Genesis 35:18). So Brian and Mary Beth chose to name their son Benjamin. Throughout the pregnancy, Brian & Mary Beth read the Bible to Benjamin each night, knowing that when he opened his eyes in Heaven, he would recognize his King, never having known the sorrows of this broken world.
The Lord took Benjamin away on March 5, 2010, 10 weeks from his due date. He entered the world three days later, and was buried next to Mary Beth’s father — the grandfather he will only know in Heaven.
Benjamin’s story has touched many hearts and Brian & Mary Beth’s choice to value life has been an inspiration to all who hear it, including our founders. Benjamin House Ministries seeks to show the God-given value of every child, just as the parents of its namesake did.
Bucky Rogers, Benjamin House staff, and short-term missionaries