Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A New Life in Christ

This is our church. Church on the Hill in McMinnville, Oregon. It's a fairly large church with three services, one thousand plus people every Sunday and a very large children's department and we love it! The church does a great job making everyone feel special and a part of the whole.

Back in March, Kyla asked Jesus to be her savior. What a celebration! Our church wanted to help her celebrate this big step as well. They have a new Christian class for kids that is put on by our children's pastor. Kyla, Chad and I attended the class last month and watched her make her faith public. As an affirmation of their public commitment to Christ, the church lights the new creation candle on Sundays for new believers. And Kyla's name was up there.

I happened to be on the worship team for early service and our head pastor made a big deal about her name being up there:) We brought Kyla into the third service with us (she had asked to see her name up on the screen) and our pastor, knowing that she was sitting with us, welcomed Kyla into the family of Christ and the church helped her celebrate this step in her life.

We are so proud of the young lady that she is becoming, her strengths and her desires. What a tremendous gift it is to watch her grow!

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