Sutton, NE

Posted in: Stories From The Fields
Date: January 20, 2009
wilsonsA man and wife who are regulars at the church had many of their family members come in from Virginia for Christmas. Three of their grandkids came and asked me if I would baptize them. Two of them had been in Susie’s Sunday school class this past summer. Susie had shared the Gospel with them and each had responded to the message and got saved.  A third, a 17-year-old grandson, asked if he could be baptized also. I asked if he was saved and he said yes.  The service was then planned for Sunday afternoon after the monthly fellowship dinner.  I said I needed to talk to them before the service and asked if they would come to the church Saturday morning.  One other boy who professed Jesus as Lord and Savior had not yet been baptized, so I asked him if he wanted to and he said yes. They all arrived Saturday morning, at which time I explained to them what was going to take place.  I then asked each to tell me how they got saved. When it was Cameron’s turn, the one who thought that he was saved, I asked if he minded if I shared some Scripture with him and he said it was fine. I took him through some salvation Scriptures and he confessed Jesus as his Lord. Another grandson who comes to church when his grandparents have him for the weekend asked Jesus to save him last spring.  His mom didn’t want him to be baptized as she thought he was “too young.”  But during the service, when she saw her nieces and nephews baptized, she relented with tears and told Chase he could get baptized, too.  So Chase told the congregation why he wanted to get baptized, and with no other clothes or a towel with him, he also was baptized that same afternoon with the rest of his family. Needless to say, there were a lot of tears at the service! What a blessing to see God work in the lives of these kids!  The five of them range from 9 years to 17 years old.  Riley & Susie Wilson
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