The beauty of baptism

This past Sunday, I was able to be a part of two beautiful forms of community: Baptism and a thanksgiving dinner with Huntley Student Impact.  Both forms of community were absolutely life-giving in their own ways.

Baptism is always a joy.  There is nothing quite like seeing the faces of people when they come out of the water, celebrating that the old is gone and the new has come!

I had the privilege of being at the top of the baptismal stairs and chatting with people before they entered the pool.  It was so cool to see the variety of faces – nervous, excited, emotional, and overjoyed.  I don’t think i’ll ever tire of seeing God’s hand at work in others!

The second community I was a part of was a Thanksgiving dinner that Student Impact – Huntley hosted for their students.  At one point, I did a rough count and we had about 31 students and leaders in attendance!  A year ago, just dreaming of having a high school community of 20 was near crazy.

It was so fun to see the students grab food, eat, and enjoy being with each other.  It isn’t often that we have the opportunity to gather just for the fun of gathering with no agenda other than to enjoy community.

What are you doing to be connected to a life-giving community?

Student Impact Thanksgiving!

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