What an amazing day yesterday for VALLEY Christian Church. We’re in week six of our REAL Marriage campaign and God continues to shower blessings upon our church. Not only do we continue to hear incredible stories of God healing and restoring broken marriages, but we also baptized 36 followers of Jesus Christ last night! This is an astonishing number considering that only 2% of churches in the USA grew last year due to having even a single convert to Christ (Translation: 98% of churches in the USA did NOT see a single person accept Christ last year)! That being said, the most mind-blowing fact to me was seeing so many follow Christ’s example and commandment to be baptized (after repenting of sin and receiving forgiveness because of the cross), and so many whole families and generations baptized!
We saw husbands and wives, children, aunts and engaged couples all follow Christ’s commandment in baptism. As I stood and watched this remarkable display of families being transformed by their new found faith in Christ, the words of Scripture from Acts 16 echoed in my mind:
“Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved, you and your household.” 32 And they spoke the word of the Lord to him and to all who were in his house. Acts 16:31-32
What an inspiring sight to see whole family trees transformed through the power of the Gospel! Two of the couples baptized are engaged to be married over the next few weeks. What a way to start a marriage! Every week just gets better and better with Jesus Christ and the VALLEY Family. I can’t wait to see all that God does this week.