“And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not, but he that sent me to baptise with water, the same said unto me, upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he which baptise with the Holy Ghost. And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.” (John 1: 31-34)
John Robic, Chand and his wife Lis were baptised into the IMS SDA Reform Church in Sydney on Sabbath afternoon, September 24th, 2016. The whole church group and many visitors were present to witness such a significant event in the spiritual lives of these precious souls. They had decided to stand together with God’s people after they had some studies with church leaders and testified before our God that they would withdraw their affections from this world and hold on fast onto Christ. Each of these new souls had decided to turn to Jesus for a new mind, new purpose and new motive. They truly believe that they are children of the heavenly King, members of the royal family, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ. Let us remember these wonderful souls in our prayers, as our Lord Jesus has gone to prepare mansions to receive only those who are pure and obey His words. A huge welcome to John, Chand and Lis to our Lord’s family!
It was also an additional blessing to our local church in Sydney when a new couple from Peru was officially accepted to become members of our spiritual family. May God continue to bless these dear souls as they love to carry Jesus’ labour and express the gladness of their hearts to serve our heavenly Master here in Australia. Welcome Fernando and Soila and your daughter to our church here in Sydney!
The evening was filled with joy and peace when we all got together to participate in the Lord’s Supper and closing of the Sabbath. All the new members were welcomed by the leaders and church members and we felt the Lord’s presence under the power of His divine grace, His presence made every plan possible.