Now this folks, was an answer to prayer!
This boy's name is Matthew. He doesn't live out here, he lives in North Dakota. His Grandparents are a faithful couple in our church down here. He visits every summer and stays out here with his grandparents. Last time he came down he received the gift of the Holy Ghost at Camp (PCC) with the evidence of speaking in other tongues. But his dad didn't like the idea of him getting baptized. So sadly he wasn't able to be baptized. But ever since he left back to ND that year, we've been praying for him. Well he recently graduated and was coming to visit his grandparents for a month and a half. And we just so happened to be starting revival with the Willison's like the day he arrived. And we had church, like a lot. Haha. I felt like that was good for him, because well a lot can happen in a month. Especially if we're having church Wednesday night, Thursday night, Friday night, and both services on Sunday. And the fact that he is now 18, which means he is allowed to be baptized because he can make his own decisions now. Was a really good thing!
So we've been praying even before he arrived here that he would really give God his all, and surrender his own will and desires and be baptized and renewed in the Holy Ghost.
We baptized Matthew in the precious name of Jesus and he was renewed in the Holy Ghost! To God be the glory!
I'm proud of this boy. He told us one of the reasons why he wanted to be baptized was because he was just tired of the sin he was harboring in his life and he wanted a way out of it. He wanted to get away from everything. And he thought the best way to do that was to be baptized, and he was so right! There's no better way to get rid of sin than to have your sins washed away and have God clean you up and change you're life for the better.
Matthew had to leave back to North Dakota but he's supposed to move out here this March and that will be really good for him. A good solid church, godly influences, a godly environment and him living with his grandparents will really make it easier for him to live for God! I'm thankful, God's done great things! I'm excited to see what He's going to do next!