It is my joy to share that our middle child, Leslie (age 9), was born again of the Holy Spirit of God on November 21, 2014. She had told us she was saved a few years ago, but we felt that she was just mimicking the things she had seen in others. We waited for her to mention it again, or to request baptism, but she didn’t. We took that to indicate that she had not been regenerated and we continued praying for her salvation. If you are familiar with my salvation testimony, which includes two false professions of faith as a child, then you understand why I am careful when dealing with any child about their eternal soul.
In November, Leslie tearfully came to her dad and shared that she needed to be saved. She trusted in Christ alone and at that moment was born into God’s family! Again, prudence dictated that we wait and watch and pray for a time, which we did. About three weeks ago, she came to us again, this time requesting to be baptized. She is a shy girl, and was very nervous to come before the church and testify that she was saved, but she did it.
I wanted to share the video for our loved ones who pray for our children. We are blessed with many family members who model lives dedicated to Christ. They encourage our children by their sincere faith and genuine love for the Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the author and finisher of our faith.
Here is my view, taken with my iPad mini:
Lauren took this view from the auditorium using my Nikon and my zoom lens.
We praise the Lord, from Whom all blessings flow.