Due to an extra busy weekend last week, I was unable to update last Saturday~ sorry! Every day is so full, yet so blessed. Sunday, October 21st, we had a special service...our 3 oldest children wanted to follow the Lord in baptism and Daddy was so blessed to be able to baptize each on of them. We have taught each of our children (daily) the gospel, but never tried to coax them into trusting Christ as their Savior. We continually point them to the Savior...humbly teach them we all have sinful hearts, rejoice in God's grace and the gospel that covers our sin and the abundant mercy and forgiveness of God through Jesus Christ our Savior.
Our 3 oldest children have accepted God's gift of salvation through Jesus Christ and as parents who know their children, we've seen the fruit and work of the spirit in their lives. They began asking if they could get baptized, and as we prayed and talked with them, we saw their understanding of believer's baptism as well as their desire to follow the Lord's command in it.
In the post below, I've posted some pictures of the baptism part of the service.
After the baptism, a time of singing and the message from God's Word, we went outside and enjoyed a fellowship dinner of posole (a soup made with meat and corn) and bread. After we cleaned up, I drove some of the people back home while others stayed, sang hymns and roasted marshmallows around a bon fire.
For the past 6 months, we've been holding services in our home. We take out our dining room table each week, and set up chairs in the dining room and living room. As more people have begun to faithfully come each week, we have been running out of room to accomodate everyone. We were praying about what to do when the Lord opened up the door for us to use an old church building. An apostolic church in this town built a small building where they use to meet. About 3 or 4 years ago, the church had a split and disolved and the church building has been sitting vacant ever since. Daniel found the owner of the building and asked if we could possibly use it. They said yes! We are able to use the building RENT FREE (we just have to pay the light bill) until they need it again. It has homemade wooden benches inside and is simple yet perfect. We've met there last Sunday and Wednesday and will be over there again this afternoon to go soul winning and invite the people from that area to service tomorrow.
The Lord is so good. We've seen Him answer so many prayers these past few weeks, and we humbly rejoice in His gracious hand in our lives. Thank you for your prayers for us and the people here...the Lord truly hears and is working!