Baptism: going public with your faith

Today was an amazing day at CrossPointe. We had communion and baptism for the first time since moving into our building. Our portable baptistery came in this week, and we had two guys jump right in and volunteer to stain and seal it. Mark Goddard and Elwood Spivey (one of the people baptized today) stained and sealed the baptistery getting it ready just in time for this weekend. Elwood, Leighann, Ezekiel, Kathleen, Lisa, and Ricky stepped out and let everyone know they were followers of Jesus this morning. It was great to have friends and family there to witness their profession of faith. Please pray for our revival next week, and pray we have to fill the baptistery often!

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It’s here!

Our baptistery is here! Our portable baptistery arrived at our doorstep. It is a great fit for our current facility. At 30 inches wide we can roll it in for a service and out afterward. We still have to stain it, but it looks awesome. It is super easy to roll, and fills up fairly quickly. We are planning on having our first baptisms at our new buildingĀ this weekend. Can’t wait to show you some pics of it being used.

8 People saved since September

The last few weeks have been great. God has allowed us to see alot of people we’ve been praying for make decisions for Christ. It’s interesting that many times the people who get saved are there as a result of a friend or family member inviting them, as well as witnessing to them. Often we spend our time trying to reach strangers (which we are obligated to do), and overlook those closest to us. Please pray for the many close relationships we have here in Suffolk who need Jesus. There are many people close to us who need us to take that first step and introduce them to Jesus. The truth is it’s usually easier to tell a stranger than to tell someone close. I struggle with confidence all the time when trying to talk about Jesus. But we need to place our confidence in WHO we are talking about, not who is talking.

Praying we see many more decisions,

thanks again for all your prayers and support,

Marc & Casie