One Baptism, Five New Students at Prineville Church

As its missionary outreach this year, the Prineville Church decided to sponsor 10 kids to go to Big Lake Youth Camp. Afterward, one of these kids, Tyler, 14, announced his decision to be baptized.

Carlyle Raymond, Prineville Church pastor, baptized Tyler in the Prineville Reservoir on Aug. 14. Carol Adkins, who had been attending Prineville Church for two years, was also baptized.

Tyler had attended public school all his life, but now he felt it was important for him to experience Christian education. The Prineville Church board met and prayerfully considered helping with Tyler’s expenses at church school. God provided for the church to sponsor not one, but five kids at Gibson Adventist School in Madras. Tyler and his sisters, Samantha and Makayla, and friends Vale and Robert, who had all attended camp, are now enjoying their new school. The whole church has rallied to support them.

“They’re the best kids I’ve ever been around,” says Miles Matthews, who drives 30 miles each way to take these kids to school. Prineville Church prays that their investment in these kids will be blessed by new addresses in heaven.

December 01, 2004 / Oregon Conference
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Yollie Jahn, Prineville Church communication leader