Milton Welcomes New Members Through Baptisms

The phone rang in the Milton-Freewater (Ore.) Church pastor's office and after, identifying himself, the young man said, "Pastor, I want to be baptized." What music to a pastor's ears! Justin Haney grew up in the Milton Church where his parents are members. Recently, as he and his fiance were making wedding plans, they began reading the Bible together. Haney knew that there was a need in his life that needed to be filled.

Shelby Rothrock chose the day of the youth pastor's ordination for his commitment day. An eighth grader at Milton-Stateline Adventist School, Rothrock is an avid gardener and snowmobiler and is active in the local Pathfinder club. He recently assisted as a greeter during the evangelistic series.

The Milton congregation was happy to vote both into membership.

April 01, 2004 / Upper Columbia Conference

F. Del Arnold, Milton Church communication leader