Monday, April 18, 2016

A Clear Conscience

...and this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also—not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a clear conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ...   I Peter 3:21 (Photo by Tomas Chan)
Over the last week there have been 19 baptisms in the area! These are from three different churches and include youth from the ABC programs and new contacts from their communities.  One man is a patient from one of our mobile clinics that searched us out because he heard that lots of people had found help through the clinic.  

He complained of vomiting blood after a drinking binge.  But he was most concerned about not being able to quit drinking because of evil spirits tormenting him whenever he tried to quit.  We treated his medical issues and told him we knew someone who could help, arranging a time for him to visit with our evangelist Gaspar Chan.  Gaspar spent several hours visting with him and teaching him about God's mercy and plan for his Holy Spirit to change our lives. He then put him in contact with a brother from a church very close to his house--a man who had also struggled with alcoholism. 

A couple of weeks later we learned that our patient had decided to be baptized into Christ and had brought another couple to hear the message as well.  This couple was struggling with many issues and the husband had been considering suicide.  They decided to follow Jesus and were also baptized.  We are anxious to see how God works in all of these lives and uses them to bring others to salvation as well.
Mactzul Quinto celebrated 6 new births! Photo credit Tomas Marroquin

Las Cuevas church preparing to baptize nine new brothers and sisters. Photo by Tomas Chan
Gathered at the water in Las Cuevas. Photo by Tomas Chan

The church in Las Trampas praying over these new members. Photo by Gaspar Chan

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