Baptizing a Friend From Church

This past weekend, I got to baptize one of my friends from church.  I’ve known Carol for several months now, we’ve talked on the phone about salvation and theology, and she’s a member of the Tuesday night small group that Keri and I lead.  Despite all that, yesterday was our first time to meet Carol face-to-face.

Carol lives in Utah, attends Faith Promise Church on our Internet Campus, and attends our online small group.  Yesterday, she was in town, so we had a cookout at my house then went to church together, where Carol was baptized.  It was an awesome day.

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4th of July

To celebrate the 4th of July, my church held a large event at a nearby college (similar to last year).  The community was invited, and everything was free – including food, drinks, games, and inflatables.  In the middle of the event, we held a worship service, and we concluded the evening with a fireworks show.

Some of the highlights:

  1. Approximately 9,000 people attended the event.
  2. Many people responded to the message by making commitments of their lives to Jesus.
  3. 36 people were baptized (I got to baptize about 30 of these).

During the course of the evening I met several people who are a part of my online small group face-to-face for the first time.  I also met up with several individuals who normally attend online and got to baptize one of them.

Volunteer Teams setting up one of the Drink Stations

Baptisms

Keri, her mom, and the kids

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