I love a good story, no matter what media is used. My favourite type of story is hearing the first hand experiences of individuals and how God found them.
I also love baptisms. I love the powerful imagery of death and rebirth, of the old being transformed by the new. I never get bored with baptisms because I love a good story…and believe it or not, everyone has an interesting story. Of course, all of our details will vary of course, but there is one common theme…how our loving Creator reaches out and draws seeking people to Himself and adopts them into his family.
A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
God sets the lonely in families,
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land. Psalm 68:5-6
The stories you will read this week are from a recent baptism service we held at Elim Chapel. We could not publish all the stories and videos because of privacy concerns, but we are sure you will enjoy what is posted here.