1.09.2007

Our Sunday

This Past Sunday, the 7th, Omar planned to be baptized. So we, the forming church in Jocotan, gathered with the church in Mariano Otero and drove out of the city to a place that was supposed to offer natural warm water springs. (Or that’s what I thought.) Actually it was a picnic area with a few swimming pools and though the water wasn’t freezing, I wouldn’t go so far as to say it was warm.

Naturally, we were all very excited. Not only was this a huge step in Omar’s walk with God but it was also a great step for the church in Jocotan; a beginning of sorts.


And to make a fun day even funner (can I make that word up?), after baptizing Omar, we look over to see Gerardo, a young man of about 18, had slipped down into the pool and was waiting his turn. We knew he had been thinking about taking this step, but weren’t expecting it for quite some time. However, seeing Omar baptized by family, Gerardo was given the courage to do the same.

AND! After Gerardo was baptized by his father, who was baptized last April, we look up to see Adriana making her way through the crowd to join us in the pool. She was then baptized by her husband who himself was baptized in November.

How fun is that!

10 comments:

Wendy said...

Awesome! What a great day!

Amy G said...

That is a day to sing about. What a true joy. God is working in ways with people that we will never know, but what a privaledge to plant seeds and see God growing them!

Angie said...

What a sweet day, one that has left a mark on eternity!

BTW... I shared the 'Beautiful Day' baptisms video to my friends Tommy and Kim today and they joined in the rejoicing! Also, Tommy (www.believingthomas.net) saw a still shot of Quincy & said, "That has to be a Rush kid wearing the Cardinals shirt!" :-)

Shane Coffman said...

Wonderful news!

Welcome to the family Omar, Gerardo, and Adriana!

Dusty said...

Wish I could have been there! We're so proud of the part you and Kim are playing in the lives of these new Christians.

Brenda said...

What a beautiful sight!!!

Rick said...

Wow!!! God is so good. Thanks for sharing.

Terry Rush said...

Amazing and contagious! Way to go!

tim rush said...

Such a neat day. It is fun seeing the distinct, yet Spirit-guided paths of each one. And exciting to wonder what's next.

Trey Morgan said...

Wow... that must have been one great Sunday. The church there must have been pumped. I'd have had a hard time falling to sleep that night :)

I know God is blessing the Mexico church!