What a busy and eventful day yesterday!!! We knew the day and all its events would be busy, we just didn't realize how eventful it could be!
Saturday evening, I (Crystal) started with a stomach virus. I woke up Sunday morning still not feeling well, and wondering how I was going to make it through a jam-packed day. What I didn't realize at first, was that Michael woke up with the same stomach problem. Michael was thinking the Lord was really going to have to touch Bro. Butch Heath in case Michael couldn't make it through all the preaching, etc... And then we found out that this crazy stomach virus had hit Bro. Butch in the night also! Now life was getting interesting - we all had to give it our best and try to make it through the day!!
And so we gave it our best, and the Lord made up the rest. Sunday morning, Bro. Butch Heath gave a challenge to us on family and marriage while Michael translated.
Then, since we have a lot of couples in our church who have only been married by the government and not in a church, there were several who wanted to take vows in a church setting. What a bless-ed time this was!
Ramon and Juanita
Antonio and Sonia
Humberto and Edith
Benjamin and Naomi
After the morning service, we had a pitch in meal. Unfortunately, the three of us sick people decided not to try the good smelling food because we surely did not want to make any hurried and unplanned trips to the bathroom! =)
The next event on our schedule was to have one more marriage seminar session. It was a SUPER hot day, but the Lord helped Bro. Butch and Michael as they taught. Throughout the whole weekend, the people seemed to really enjoy each session.
If you're interested, you can click here to read about last year's marriage seminar.
Since we finished the events held in the church, it was time to take a short drive and hold a baptismal!! It's always such an exciting time! As we drove up to the river, we wondered if we were seeing what "the muddy Jordan" might have looked like!! Wow!
What a blessing it was to watch these discipled converts share their testimony and then as the scripture says, "...baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Ghost..." (Matthew 28:19)
To see pictures of last years baptismal, click here.
And so, after all these wonderful events, our day "of work" was finally done. And you know what? The Lord helped us and blessed us, and by the time we got home, we three sick ones were feeling pretty good!
What an awesome, but busy Sunday!!!