They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:5,6
And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Galatians 6:9
It has been evident the past few weeks at our church that we have entered into a reaping season. ( a harvest of souls!) There have been many weeks of outreach, witnessing, inviting people to church, teaching Bible studies and prayer, and I believe God is honoring the effort that is going forth. Today was a day of great joy as Bhobhi(pronounced “Bobbie”) was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of her sins. Bhobhi is one of the ladies in the Bible study that I have been privileged to teach on Tuesday afternoons. I am so excited about what God is doing in her life! Since the beginning of the month we’ve been seeing an increase of new visitors coming through our doors, many seeking God in the altars and some of them being filled with the baptism of the Holy Ghost. I give God all the glory and praise! We had a wonderful altar service today in children’s church too. Even though this is geared toward children, we have seen adults respond too and come forward and pray in the altar. One of the ladies from our church brought her mother with her today. Her mom understands some English, but speaks mostly in Spanish. At the close of the lesson in kid’s church she came forward and was praying. God really touched her, and she told her daughter later that she really felt the presence of God. At the same time, the granddaughter of this lady(her name is Sasha)was praying too. Sasha is only 5 or 6, and she has prayed up front before, but today there was a marked difference. It was beautiful and priceless to see this little girl with uplifted hands and tears streaming down her face as she worshipped God. She was very close to receiving the Holy Ghost, and I don’t think it will be long before God fills her to overflowing.
Below are some pictures from the baptism. I’m overjoyed and appreciative of what God is doing and am believing Him for even greater things. Thank you, Jesus!
Bhobhi, preparing for baptism.
Ready to go under.
Down she goes in the lovely name of Jesus!