Grants Pass Youth Baptized

September 23, 2016 | Jennifer Burkes

Four youth of the Grants Pass Church marked new beginnings in July by committing their lives to Jesus Christ through baptism. Many were present to witness these miracles and affirm, “Yes, we also love Jesus and will help you along the way in your walk.”

Twelve-year-old twins Jeremy and David Haddad were baptized July 2. The brothers, sons of Haitham and Sheila Haddad, are no strangers to the Grants Pass Church or school. Many in the church have watched these boys grow and mature, noted Christian Martin, Grants Pass Church pastor.

While the nation was preparing to celebrate Independence Day, this day was for David and Jeremy to declare their dependence on God. Martin’s sermon that Sabbath was entitled "A Life of Dependence.” 

Jairon Personius and Michael Covrig were baptized July 16 in front of a congregation of more than 300 people. The Youth Praise Team, comprised of family and close friends of both young men, led song service to

Corvig was baptized by his grandfather, Bob Pierson, who joked he had much to say regarding Michael but promised to keep his remarks brief. Joy and love were very much present as the church family welcomed this young man into the family of God.

Martin reminded the congregation that both Corvig and Personius have joined a “global family” of God. Before baptizing Personius, Martin spoke of the significance of this decision to become His servant. “God has been waiting for this moment,” he said. 

God calls each of us to love Him, to live for Him. He is delighted with each who chooses to follow, patiently waiting for others to join. It will be exciting to see what plans God has for these young men.