Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Yellowknife Celebrates Four Baptisms
(April 4, 2009) 2009 is the Yellowknife church’s year of preparing for rain. As the farmer prepares the field and plants the seed in faith so they would prepare themselves, their ministries, and their plans and wait on God to bring the rain. On January 31, 2009 the Yellowknife Seventh-day Adventist Church reclaimed their baptismal tank. After sitting dormant for almost two years it had become a great place to store things. No longer. As the church members gathered around the tank they prayed for a blessing and they prayed their commitment to faithfully fill the tank the first Sabbath of each month. In faith, they knew that God would fill the tank with people who have fallen in love with Him. On April 4, God’s kingdom grew as the Yellowknife Seventh-day Adventist Church celebrated the baptism of four youth - Shenel Cruz, Tristha Cruz, Advent Cruz, and Terrence Abalos. Pastor Brad Dahr had the honour of baptizing Terrence but he invited ordained elder Noel Cruz to baptize his children. Shenel, Tristha, Advent, and Terrence were active participants during the Amazing Adventure children’s evangelism series led by members Sheila and Noel Cruz. It was a powerful moment when the four youth came out in baptismal robes and led the congregation in singing “The River.” All four youth are active in ministry, participating enthusiastically in Sabbath School class, during worship, and in our children’s ukulele band that visits the seniors center twice a month. Shenel and Tristha are crew leaders in the church’s VBS that starts June 29.