Jesus instructs His followers, at the very beginning of the Book of Acts in the New Testament, to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8). A witness is someone who tells the good news about Jesus and his love or shares how Jesus and His love have changed your life forever. At New Venture Christian Church we have devoted ourselves to studying the teachings of Acts during the fall of 2012 in a series we have called “Witnesses”.
As we wrapped up the series on “Witnesses” and moved into the month of December we have “witnessed” five people baptized into Christ in December alone. That alone is cause for tremendous rejoicing. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. It is even more thrilling to see all five of these people baptized by the one person in their life that has had the strongest influence on their coming to Christ. That means I, as the church Pastor, have not baptized any of the five. That is exciting.
So, I am delighted to leave you with pictures of the five baptisms in December. They are;
Miranda Harmon, baptized by her dad, Chris Harmon
Jenny Wightman, baptized by her neighbor and friend, Tasha Blake
Andrew Szabo, baptized by his friend and KidVenture Director, Misti Binns
Holly Cooper, baptized by her former cheerleading coach and friend, Margie Kelly
Britney Cooper baptized by her sister Holly Cooper right after being baptized by Margie.
There’s a whole lot of witnessing going on. All I can say is keep it up.