Barton writes: “Another river baptism today! Coritza was first introduced through the medical campaign in March and then studied the Bible with Corinne. Today she was baptized into Christ!” — via Photos from Barton Kizer’s post in Cusco Missions.
So many good things happen in the kingdom of God, daily, that we just don’t know about. These are the things we ought to share, to encourage us and others.
If you’ve come to this post from the Brotherhood News story, Facebook often blocks access, but you can try the link above. We didn’t want you to get a dead link.
Today is my spiritual birthday. It was 1971, best I recall. (I have the certificate stashed away somewhere.) I’m grateful the Lord called me to his freedom. He has proved faithful. I pray I may as well.
An evangelist in Bahia state wrote that Gilmar taught and baptized his own mother. Now there are eight members of the same family in Christ. Click below for photos.
With two people becoming Christians last night, the tally is up to four people obeying the gospel in the last three weeks at Keltonburg. All four people are between the ages of 16 and 23; three of which were not raised attending the services of the church.
Please remember these young people in your prayers as they continue to grow in the faith and in their service to the church in our community and also to their own families.
“Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him.” (Acts 8:35-38)
Back in mid-October last year, a man named Eliya heard our radio announcement. He desired to attend the Bible classes. On one particular class day, by the time he found his way to the assembly place, the class had already concluded. He had traveled from the village of Tanangozi, which is about a 40 minute drive (depending on the road construction delays).
Contact with Eliya led to setting up a class in that village.
A Tanzania story reminds us of the power of God’s gospel to reach others. With several great pics of a baptism. Question: Are African waters always muddy?
From today’s QBT: God has room for all. He wants all to enter. “Go out … and urge people to come in, so that my house will be filled.” Lk 14.23 NET
Luke 14 is today’s Bible reading from the New Testament plan, one chapter per weekday.
See also United Prayer today. And how about the story and some photos of yesterday’s baptisms here in SJCampos? God is good.
May your day be blessed.
From Rick Kelley: Baptism365: College Grove, TN reports baptisms – B365 brings a dose of encouragement from around the world. Enjoy! http://www.baptism365.com/2011/11/college-grove-tn-reports-baptisms.html
On the other side of the world, a sister in Christ invited people to write to a new convert. Here is my note.
News of your baptism and decision to follow the Lord Jesus Christ came to Brazil and caused rejoicing on this side of the world. We pray you may never waver in your commitment to him.
There will be, as a part of God’s will, suffering for Christ, which he will give us strength to bear joyfully. His joy has been separated from our circumstances, so that nothing may extinguish it. His promise of eternal life leaves us a taste already of what that will be like. We have traded the here and now for a future beyond description. Our present journey will be short, our trials, brief, until we receive the promise, which will be ours forever. Keep this in sight, for the Way consists of this faith.
Welcome, sister, to this new adventure, where each day God presents himself to us and we may learn more of the wonderful character of our Creator and Father who has invited us to heaven with himself.
What would your letter say?
Roy Davison posted a wonderful story on BNc about a new congregation in Ireland. Jody Apple buzzed me about the other new congregation on the west coast, in Galway, and we’ve got a story up about it. The missionary’s last name is O’Rourke; can’t get much better than that.
Now if we could just get Colin Graham for an update and recent events.
The Christian Hub now has a section for women. We could still use some suggestions of sites and blogs by women and for women to include in that. Check the About page for the three short but restricting requirements for inclusion.
You’ve probably seen the big announcement elsewhere, but I’ll mention it here: Rick Kelley’s Baptism365 site is now a partner with BrotherhoodNews.com. We’re blessed to team up with him, since our goals are so similar.
Today promises good things. As I wrote yesterday on the UPLift/YourDaytoShine twitter: Today will basically be as good as you think it will be. Mind control is your primary task. Strengthening the heart trumps all.
And a last thought to brace your day, from Quick Bible Truths: Every thing in its place. And, with the gospel, every person in his position. “Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your slaves.” 2Co 4.5
Rejoice with us. Fabia was baptized about 3:30 p.m. local time. This is where I’ve been all afternoon.
Do you have a motto for your life? Or a mission statement? A word, phrase, paragraph that sums up who you are, who you want to be, what you think it’s all about? Plinky.com asked this recently, and since we’re coming up on a new year when such thoughts are common to man, it seemed a good one to ask today. I hope it’s not been asked before, but if so, consider it again, in light of the fast train approaching that is 2011.
We’re taking our guests today to see the second largest Catholic basilica in the world, after the Vatican. It’s one of the testaments to that religion, and considering we work in its shadow, seeing it provides a perspective hard to get elsewhere.
Don’t think I mentioned that we had a baptism on Saturday. Was a wonderful moment. A young girl that Paula studied with and Jorge baptized, after our BBQ together. What news have you?
What keeps you up at night? Borrowing an old plinky question to use for the Nudge this morning, and because it leads me into my answer.
I was up until 1 a.m. last night, wife and daughter even later, waiting on word, which came around 10:25 p.m. Central time (and, thus, 12:25 our time) that our first grandchild had been born, Eden Lynne. We talked on skype a little later and saw the babe stretch and yawn. The only pic we have for now is HERE (as I slide effortlessly into the grandpa mode).
That’s what kept me up last night.
Normally, after 10:30 p.m., I’m incoherent and a candidate only for bed. I sleep well most nights, and only a powerful writing idea might disturb my sleep. So I try to keep pen and paper by the bed to catch mental fruits of the dark.
News of the congregations: here in SJC, Dona Ritinha set 2 p.m. today to be baptized.