Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tonight, at church we baptized for the first time in our lake, err pond, err wet-bottom retention area (according to building code). We had 88 people signed up (we hadn't had a baptism since May) and then Cal invited anyone else who wanted to be baptized to come forward and we had almost 15 more, bringing the total somewhere over 100. I got to baptize two people. One was a lady who I didn't know, but who had recently gone through a divorce. Her husband wouldn't allow to attend anything but a particular church where she was never really fed. She started coming to Northwoods in January, and although she became a Christian in her youth, had never been baptized. What an awesome privelege to enter into this moment with as the sun was setting on the horizon. And I also got to baptize Ryan. How awesome! I play softball with Ryan every week and have gotten to know him a little bit over the course of the last year. It's so exciting to see "twentysomethings" totally give their lives over to Jesus! I'll add pictures to this post when I get them!
Posted by charlesdean2 at 9:00 PM