On Sunday at Restore, ten people took their faith public and were baptized. I continue to be amazed that God gives us a front row seat to watch Him change eternities. A wife baptized her husband, a father and mother baptized three of their kids, and a junior high small group leader baptized one of her group members with the entire small group in the pool. Here is the testimony of Derek, who was baptized by his wife and father in law.
" I am choosing to be baptized today as I feel that God has been calling me to join him on an incredible journey. My journey began a few years ago when I had all but given up on finding God. Things were just never adding up and I was out of control. A teammate of mine suggested to me trying out a college bible study. I thought it was a ridiculous idea but went anyway. I didn’t feel at the time that I had gotten anything from that experience but I was wrong. I spent a couple of hours afterward talking with the friend that took me there. In that conversation I found that I was really missing something. I started to attend a church on a pretty inconsistent basis but found I was getting comfortable there. About 6 months later I met Kali (my wife) and she really opened me up to Jesus. Her family helped me to realize that Jesus is the way. I watch how they have lived and how they continue to follow the path that the Lord leads them on, doing the work that he has asked them to do. To see someone so passionate about life and living it through Jesus has sparked something in me. Kali and I found Restore and with this home I feel that I can worship the lord instead of just going to Church. I hope that today with the help of Christ, I will reborn as a new man and will follow God as only he can lead me."
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