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Rachel’s profession of faith July 30, 2008

Posted by Joe in Faith.

But Jesus called to them, saying, “Permit the children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I say to you, whoever does not receive the Kingdom of God like a child will not enter it at all.”  ~ Matthew 18:16-17


We feel very blessed to have such a wonderful, God-fearing church just around the corner from Blessed Acres Farm. It was one of the many reasons we felt led here almost four years ago. Our pastors speak the truth with love. And the youth pastor does an amazing job with the kids.

For the past few years, Rachel has been learning memory verses and repeating many of the basic tenets of our faith. A few weeks ago that she put it all together, confessed her sins, and accepted the free gift of eternal salvation through faith in Jesus Christ. We, of course, were beside ourselves with joy.

I have no greater joy than this, to hear my children walking in the truth. ~ 3 John 1:4

This past Sunday, Rachel made a public pronouncement of her faith by being baptized in front of the whole congregation. It was a special time for all of us, especially since it was during the culmination of Vacation Bible School and all of her friends were there to witness it. Grams, Aunt Sheryl, Aunt Brenda, Uncle Grady, and cousins Kay and Witt were there, too, to celebrate with us.

Praise be to God.



1. Amy - July 30, 2008

Praise the Lord!

2. reeska - July 30, 2008

Awww…that’s such a special moment ifor both the parents and the child. 🙂

3. Becky - July 30, 2008

Oh, how I wish I could have been there. She did talk to me about her decision the last time I called. I’m so glad that so many of her Tennessee relatives were there for this big occasion!

She’s a very special young lady and I know God will use her to do great things.

4. Kathryn Richards - July 31, 2008

Yeah Rachel! Congratulations on your decision and your baptism. Our God is an awesome and amazing God. Let your light continue to shine!

5. Dreamer - August 4, 2008

Oh I had no idea….what wonderful news. Congratulations Rachel!!!

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