One of the delightful aspects of being a beachside church is surely the opportunity for a beach baptism.
This March, despite the chilly effects of La Niña, Raeda and Peter from Grange Baptist ceased their chance to further cement their faith through Baptism.
Throughout the service, Raeda shared that she had known God her whole life, but only chose to truly submit to him in 2021, and doing so drastically changed her life.
Peter, whose mother’s health had been declining, started helping her to attend the Bible studies held at her nursing home. Through these studies and conversations with the pastor, Peter came to understand who Jesus is. After responding to Jesus, Peter chose to visit the church his neighbour Brian had told him about.
Conveniently, it was right next door, and Brian made it a point to never miss a Sunday from then on. Life has changed radically for Peter since then, getting married to his partner and finding a home in the church. To him, the obvious next step was to get baptised.
The gratitude Raeda and Peter expressed to God was palpable. Praise God for his constant work transforming lives.