Prospective members in Northern Midwest reach much-awaited day of baptism
By TONI VALENZUELA and RONNIE H. MUTYA
Date Posted: June 23, 2022
“I’ve been searching online for the true Church,” said Lee Holmes from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA. On May 29, 2022, he was among the prospective members in the Ecclesiastical District of Northern Midwest who reached the day of their much-awaited of baptism. After completing the prerequisites, with the help of God, that day they became full-fledged members of Christ’s true Church.
The sacred occasion was officiated by Brother Erman Bendicio, the district supervising minister, at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Chicago, Illinois. Through videoconferencing, it was livestreamed to the Omaha, Nebraska Congregation’s house of worship, where other candidates for baptism also gathered.
During the study of God’s words, Brother Bendicio reiterated to the would-be members the great value of and the blessings gained from being obedient to the laws of God, among which is salvation on the Day of Judgment.
“When I sat back down in the pew after my baptism, I really felt renewed. I don’t think I’ve ever had that experience before,” De Borrah Nolan, another newly baptized brethren, recalled. She is now registered in the Local Congregation of Great Lakes, Illinois.
“I thank the Lord for letting me be part of the Church Of Christ. I’m going to listen to God, what His words have to say and what’s being preached to me. That’s the way that I want to live my life now,” Lee promised. — With reports from INC News Media