Monday, December 11, 2006
13 Baptisms on the Westside Campus
My joy is overflowing at our services this past weekend. There was such a great spirit on both campuses and we held a baptism service in Westwood where 13 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ and were baptized into Jesus' name. So many of you have sacrificed in order for this to take place.
Pictured above is David Chan and Diane Hsu. David grew up in our church but recently started dating Diane and she's been attending the Shepherd Westside in Brentwood. We purchased Diane a Bible and she began reading God's Word and she eventually stepped forward to accept Jesus Christ as her Lord and Saviour and she was one of the 13 that was baptized this past weekend.
I pray that each of you understands why we have the video service at 11:30 and why we started this campus on the Westside. It's because of people like Diane who otherwise would NOT have had the opportunity to be saved. I want to thank each of you again for being people who truly care about reaching lost people. And more importantly David and Diane thank you. :)
Just think how thankful Jesus must be!
Shepherd continues to set the mark for committed people being obedient to the great commission. Matthew 28:18-20.