Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. (Acts 8:35-37)
We had a wonderful baptismal service this Sunday! What a blessed sight to see five believers follow the Lord in believer’s baptism! It was a terrific opportunity to share the Gospel with their unsaved family and friends as well.
Monica was invited to our church by her cousins, but none of her immediate family is saved. Most of them were there on Sunday morning and heard the Gospel.
Ruben was saved while listening to a Christian radio station, Bible Broadcasting Network (BBN) earlier this year. We are excited about what the Lord is going to do with his life. He is taking a hermaneutics class with James and feels called into the ministry.
Sabrina trusted Christ about a month after her husband, Ruben, did through his testimony and influence.
Nicolas is a godly young man and the son of one of our deacons. While taking the new members’ class, he realized that he had not been baptized after his conversion. So, that’s what he did!
Diego and his wife, Karina, actually took the new members’ class and joined back in June (the middle of our winter here). However, we needed to wait for warmer weather for him to be baptized! We praise the Lord for the growth we’ve seen in this sweet family.
Since it was raining, everyone had to crowd in the back patio to watch. However, the AV crew (Jaden with the video camera and Amy with the digital camera), braved the weather with their umbrellas!
No one let the wet weather dampen the spirit, though! God is working in and through the body of believers in a marvelous way. Souls are being saved, people are joining the church, and believers are being edified. To GOD be the glory! “So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.” (1 Cor. 3:7)