A NEW SISTER IN CHRIST
Posted: 04 Sep 2012 08:15 AM PDT
Believers, you have a new sister in Christ! This past Sunday night [September 2, 2012], Tessa prayed and asked Jesus into her heart! As a parent, “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” (3 John 1:4)
[This is my sweet granddaughter, Tessa Hope Thompson, who lives in Haiti!]
Rob has a screensaver on his computer that pulls pics from our albums on Picasa. That night, the pics randomly flashing up on the screen were from Drew’s Baptism last summer. Tessa was looking at them and asked me, “Mommy, when am I going to be baptized?” So we got Daddy and the three of us talked about what the Bible says about baptism. Rob explained to Tessa that baptism is actually “step 2”, and she needed to understand that first she needed to ask Jesus to come into her heart. We talked about her need to confess her sins and believe that Jesus is the son of God who died for our sins and rose from the dead in victory over sin. She said, “when can I do that?” “Right now if you want!” We talked to her about a few more things to make sure she understood her decision and she prayed to accept Jesus :) She was so excited about her decision, she had to tell everyone she saw the next day!
It was a joy to tell Drew that his example was instrumental in bringing Tessa to a saving relationship with Jesus! What a neat teaching opportunity and hopefully an encouragement to Drew in his own faith.
This is the beginning of her journey of faith. Rob and I pray that she will love God with all her heart and soul and serve Him her whole life. We can’t wait to see how God will use her. We pray that as she grows in her faith, her heart for God and His people will grow exponentially. Rob said it well on Facebook, “May she love Him, trust Him, and honor Him more and more everyday, and do more for the kingdom than I ever hope to.”
We love you Tessa and are so proud of who you are becoming in Christ!
~Becky [her Mom]
Living in the fullness of His GREAT JOY,