Sunday, May 1, 2011

Beto's Baptism

Our last En Vivo of the semester was incredible. Packed house, great message, worship, and a baptism. And not just any baptism. Beto played tocho (flag football) with a few of our teammates, and he became friends with our teammate Courtney. She asked him several time to come to the casa verde and he never showed interest. One day, he showed up at Pozomida lunch with another friend so she asked why he never came when she asked. He told Courtney that her invites didn’t count because it was her job. Another thing he told her that day was that he didn’t do this God thing.

And a few years later, he is still one of Courtney's good friends but he is also a top leader in our ministry. The guy with his eyes closed and hands raised as we worship. The person helping carry out food to lunch, participating in skits, washing dishes after bible study, participating in small groups, and basically always around. He has begun to read the bible with his mom who just became a believer in Christ this year.

So we celebrate….we say thank you God for allowing the Casa Verde to be a place where those who “don’t do the God thing” can still come, have friends and experience Your love.

Worship during En Vivo.

Nathan talking about baptism during En Vivo.

After Courtney read scripture, Beto's mom prayed for him.

The rush of friends to celebrate with Beto after the baptism.

How awesome!

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