"to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faithin me." Acts 26:18

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Baptism of little Tony

Tony is a great kid and a great friend!  He almost always has the biggest smile on and is always ready to lend a helping hand.  Today he officially joined the church through baptism.  What a huge blessing to witness!  Tony's home life is very difficult!  He has a step father that has made life very difficult for him.  In the past, he's even contemplated taking to the streets.  No one from his immediate family was there to witness this wonderful event.  We are so thankful for the grace and strength and joy that God continues to work in his heart.  He needs a lot of prayers as life remains very difficult for him.  But God has poured streams of living water into his dry thirsty soul and we believe He is able to bring this good work that he has begun to completion!

After the baptism, Tony wanted to lead the congregation in singing a song.  The lyrics are about how God has bought him.  Each verse is about how people want him to do wrong things (like "my dad wants me to buy him alcohol" and "my mom wants me to buy her cigarettes"), but he won't because now he belongs to Jesus and Jesus bought him.  In the last verse, Carol sings that "Tony belongs to Jesus!"

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