Thursday, June 02, 2011
Not sure what happened to Luke and Blake! hmmm. but they were there and a good time was had by all! What a privildge and a pleasure to serve the Lord alongside our dear and loyal friends the Jackson family. We love you guys! So glad God sent us together!
A couple of weeks ago we celebrated one of my favorite baptisms ever! Our dear friend Meta who came to one of our early English camps and was a part of the English Club that met at our house was baptised at our church!
Meta told her story and shared how the Lord has been close to her during the ups and downs of life. We've seen her grow and be transformed from a girl to a woman during those years. She's been an excellent lover of God and lover of people. She's invested her life in the lives of Jr. Highers at youth group and has even begun an outreach ministry to kids in a town 30 minutes from here. And she's got the most beautiful and poetic heart you have ever seen!
Meta really experienced a lot of opposition and threats as a result of her decision to be baptized. But even in that her faith was strengthened and she allowed the Lord to lead her and teach her some wonderful things! Look at the look on her face in this shot! I just love it!
Just before they went into the water Josh asked people in the church to call out a sentence or two saying in what ways they've seen Jesus in Meta's life! Oh I wish you were there to hear it! So dear and beautiful!
After they changed clothes our pastor Zvonko and Josh prayed for Meta and then we sang a song that Meta had written the words for and another friend had put music to! OH WHAT A CELEBRATION!