Yesterday we baptized 3 people at South Bay, one of which was Kristen! She is our friend that accepted Christ a few months ago and has been growing in her walk. We are still meeting weekly for discipleship, and it continues to encourage and humble me how God is growing and maturing her! She and the other man who was baptized in the second service were part of a video describing their story and why they were getting baptized. I will try to get the video link so I can post it here.
Yesterday Kristen was joined by her aunt, who flew all the way from Texas just to see her be baptized, and her mom who lives about an hour north of us in Concord. Kristen’s aunt has been a Christian for 17 years and said she has been praying for Kristen to know Christ since that time!
David was able to do all 3 baptisms, one in the first service (Maryam) and two in the second (Rick and Kristen). It was his first time to baptize someone and he did a great job.
It was a joyful day for all of us, and after church we went out to lunch with them to celebrate. Thank you God for your work in Kristen’s heart and for her boldness!