New Creations

baptism snapshots

If there is one thing that brings me more joy than most events it is when we baptize people at GCC.  This past Sunday we got outside and into the river.  The storm clouds held off long enough for us to get into the river and do some dunking.  It was a very special time for me as we baptized two teens, one that has been coming to Impact for years and another who has only been attending for about a month now.  I was brought to tears several times as people shared their testimonies of what God has brought them through so far in their lives.

An exclamation point was put on the day when a young man, Jason, who attended GCC for the first time that day and had given his life to the Lord that morning asked if he could also be baptized.  Jason didn’t come prepared to be baptized, or to even get wet for that matter.  He was dressed in jeans and a polo shirt – but that didn’t stop him.  Jeans and all Jason went into the river with us and came out a new creation!

Thank you Jesus for grace that is available to all.

2 responses to this post.

  1. That’s what I call a Wonderful Sunday, Praise the Lord!


  2. Posted by Carol Clifford on August 1, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    It was a glorious Sunday at the waters of baptism. A new friend of ours also got baptised, Linda Delorey and she has had a special glow ever since. God is so good and so faithful. The testimonies were great and gave glory to God.

    Thank you for the excellent series on Influence and Excellence – love it.

    We love you.
    Tom & Carol


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