From Pastor Aaron
We're baptizing five new believers on Sunday! As I thought about their stories on Monday, I couldn't help but be overwhelmed with God's goodness and with thanksgiving for what God is doing through our church.
Tate is a child we've watched grow up at Hays Hills as we've partnered with his parents in raising him in the knowledge and instruction of the Lord. How thankful I am for the teaching he has received from Children's Bible Life teachers and the example of Christian faith and obedience he has witnessed in the lives of our membership. How thankful I am for Chad and Melissa who have taken seriously their responsibility to disciple their son!
Logen and Andrew are teenagers who have been encouraged to faith through our Student ministry and a love they've witnessed in their homes that testifies to the reality of Jesus Christ. As I've watched Ken & Jessica Moore and Wade & Denise Strickland show the love of Christ through their generous love that puts others first, I've been spurred on to step up my game when it comes to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
Polly is a woman who has counted the cost and decided to follow Jesus. I've never seen the Holy Spirit reach out more clearly in drawing someone to faith in Christ. I've watched Alpha & Omega rally around Polly and Harriet Johnson take her under her wing to disciple her. I cried big crocodile tears the first time I saw her singing praise to the Lord in the choir.
John is a man who heard the gospel and was encouraged in faith by our team that goes into the West Oaks nursing home. I've seen his commitment to Christ and Christ's church and his hunger to grow in the Lord. On Sunday we get to rejoice in John's salvation as part of the fruit of the West Oaks ministry.
On Sunday we're celebrating five people who will spend eternity in heaven! We're celebrating the salvation of Jesus Christ! And it's an encouraging reminder of what Christ can do through His people.
Polly Powers (being baptized on Sunday!) asks for prayer for her family as they grieve the death of Zoey to leukemia.
Jane Todd recovering from major back surgery. Now in physical therapy at Warm Springs in Kyle.