Please take a few minutes and cry with me as I watch this again! An amazing video of what God is doing in Newark!! Grace & Peace...
Monday, June 20, 2011
Although my time as a missionary has been short, the events that took place this past Friday night will remain in my heart for years to come. As I discussed it my last posting, a team of us have been targeting a very specific group of children in a very specific neighborhood in Newark, and the work we've witnessed God doing in their lives has been miraculous. In the midst of the violence, drugs, prostitution, and poverty we are seeing light piercing the darkness. We are seeing kids come to Christ! A couple of months ago during their weekly Bible study the topic of baptism came up. Some of the kids wondered out loud whether something like this was actually possible. That's when the idea was formed. Why not bring baptism to them? This past Friday night we had the honor and privilege of baptizing ten children and one of our volunteers! The Spirit's presence in the air that night was electrifying! Witnessing the baptism of these children, some of whom we've worked with for years, was truly an amazing experience. As Tyree (the first to be baptized) came up out of the water I felt tears of joy rushing to my eyes. As a "seed-planting" missionary it gave my heart joy to see with my own eyes the actual harvest! Please continue to pray for these children. And please pray for the city of Newark and the work we do that neighborhood. The Relief Bus has essentially evolved into the actual resource for these children, it has turned into the church this community so desperately needs. The Master is on the move in this city, there is no denying that.
Grace & Peace...
|Pastor Paul Yushack prepping the kids.|
|Tyree leading the way.|