Grants Pass Celebrates Baptisms

The Grants Pass (Ore.) Church celebrated six baptisms on May 5. Family and friends filled the sanctuary on a beautiful Sabbath morning to witness this blessing. Marvin Clark, pastor, performed the baptisms, providing a brief story about each baptismal candidate.

Peter Cousland was invited by a friend to church one Sabbath. He quickly saw the love and truth for which he had been searching and now thanks Jesus for never leaving or forsaking him.

Donny Beaudin, a sixth-grade student at Grants Pass Adventist School (GPAS), says to Jesus, "Thank You for having a place in heaven for me. I can't wait to spend eternity with You!"

Alesha Rose, a third-grade student at GPAS, was baptized on her ninth birthday after falling in love with Jesus.

John Herscher is a physician who felt the tugs on his heart from the Holy Spirit to be baptized. "You mean everything to me," Herscher says to his Lord. "Thank You for never letting me go."

Jack Abernathy visited church and was hooked. The love of the congregation and the love of Jesus won him to the Savior.

Katie Glassel, a 10th-grade student who loves to bake, says, "No words can express the thanks and gratitude in my heart for You, my Lord Jesus."

The church expects to celebrate yet more baptisms this summer.

August 01, 2012 / Oregon Conference