I Felt a Calling from God
This morning, as I awoke, I felt a calling from God. The plan for the day was to drive to Somotillo, unload our luggage, and spend the remainder of the day in San Francisco at a baptism service. I was baptized as a child, before I accepted God's free gift of salvation four years later. Although the Bible says that we are to believe and then be baptized, I had never been baptized post-salvation. This morning I felt God calling me to fulfill this commandment.
Upon our arrival in San Francisco, Pastor Enrique explained that the church of San Francisco had grown to 25 members with 75 people attending. It now had started two other churches in small nearby towns. With this news the church members shouted praises to God in a Spanish worship song. We gave up our bus seats to the church and I sat in the back of a pickup truck with several Nicaraguans to ride to El Rio de Negro for the baptism service. I used my heavily limited Spanish to meet Jose and Fernando. We struggled to understand each other for the next 15 minutes or so and they laughed at my limited vocabulary. I learned that they are fans of the Boston Red Sox, they play lots of Futbol, and that they love the Lord.
When we had reached the river, Pastor Enrique read Mark 16:16, explaining the purpose of baptism. Along with Jose, Paula, and Yasita, three new believers in Christ, I followed in the footsteps laid down by Christ and was baptized in El Rio de Negro in San Francisco Nicaragua. God is showing me through this trip that His love has no bounds.
I can't wait to see what else He is going to reveal to me on this trip.
Posted on Sun, October 5, 2014
by Langdon Johnson filed under