Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Youth service

On Saturday evening we held a joint youth service in the church with 3 other churches in the Torreon area. This is a new monthly initiative put together by all the participating churches in the area and each month the location is rotated between the churches. Over 130 young people filled the church and for 2 1/2 hours sang, prayed, and learned about the flow of the Holy Spirit. The previous night we held an acoustic church service because the church roof leaks (it has actually rained here!) and some of the sound equipment got wet. There were concerns for Saturday's service, but everything went smoothly and sounded great!

Monday, June 01, 2009

What To Do When You Don't Have A Baptistry...

Use the irrigation canal!

Yesterday we had 12 baptisms in the church, 10 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. There were several children who made the decision to be baptized, and one young man who had come to the church for the first time yesterday.

38 Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ
for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
39 The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—
for all whom the Lord our God will call."
40 With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them,
"Save yourselves from this corrupt generation."
41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about
three thousand were added to their number that day.
Acts 2:38-41