Heather, Cindy, Rich and Fara’s Baptism Pictures and Stories

The Homosassa Seventh-day Adventist church was celebrating with all of heaven this last Resurrection weekend, with four baptisms.

Heather and her family came to the Homosassa Seventh-day Adventist church several months ago, and soon Heather asked for Bible studies and baptism. Heather and her family joined our Wednesday afternoon Bible study group, and Heather asked some very thoughtful questions as she expressed her desire to know what the Bible says about what is right and wrong, as she wants to make sure that her life is pleasing to Jesus, who loves her and died for her. Heather is very active in her local social organizations where she shares the love of Jesus with her community.

Mark, our food pantry leader met a very special friend Cindy, who decided to find out for herself exactly what the Bible teaches. Cindy studied with Mark, myself and other church family members as she enjoyes learning all that she can. Cindy writes,

“I was raised in a Christian household (16 years of “all-girls school”), where my parents took me to
church every weekend to instill in me a sense of morality and values. I was introduced to Jesus at a
young age, but I didn’t have a personal relationship with Him. As I grew older, religion stopped being
a significant part of my life, and I found it hard to distinguish between right and wrong. I fell into a life
of sin and temptation, which led to turmoil and misery.
It wasn’t until later that I realized the error of my ways and that I was not living according to God’s
will. I turned away from sinful relationships and instead turned to God to better my life. In doing so,
God led me to wonderful people who helped me discover an even greater purpose, and I am
blessed to know Jesus as my Savior.
Through my relationship with Him, I have found joy, peace, and love, and I have been blessed with a
wonderful God-centered relationship, supportive friends and family, a great job, and a sense of
purpose. While I still experience challenges and difficulties, my focus is on serving God and living a
life that honors Him. I believe that Christ died for my sins and that through His grace and
forgiveness, I am saved. I am now ready to publicly declare my faith.” -Cindy Nichols

Rich had been studying the Bible on his own, and found the Sabbath along with many other Bible truths. Rich found the Homosassa Seventh-day Adventist church online and called me, saying that he wanted to be baptized. Immediately I began studying the Bible with him, and his wife, Farah joined us as well, and was baptized along with Rich this last Sabbath.

After the baptism all four were given their own baptism certificates along with a gift book, The Desire of Ages, the classic on the life of Jesus.

“And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” Acts 22:16

If you would like to follow Jesus by being baptized, I would love to help you prepare for baptism. You can contact me at william.earnhardt@floridaconference.com I would love to hear from you!

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