Eight people chose to be baptized as an expression of their faith in Jesus at our Summer Kickoff on June 10th at Bristol Town Beach. Here are their stories in their own words.
Baptism stories from our summer finale. Read the stories of Steven DeFreitas, Britnie Dawkins, Peter Botelho, Nadi Meas, Clayton & Lori Nascimento, Cesar Nunez, Charlie & Debra Raposo, Sydney Rickey, Noah St. Dennis, Liz Toller, and Chris & Laurie Williams.
On Sunday June 11th, BridgePointe kicked off Summer Together at Bristol Town Beach. We had food, fun, caught up with friends, and had a chance to make some new ones. Five people made the decision to be baptized as their next step in following Jesus.
This past Sunday, 18 people expressed their faith in Jesus and were baptized in the bay at Warren Town Beach. Here are their stories.
Sunday was an amazing day. We hoped. We prayed. But none of us could have expected what happened. During the worship services and the Summer Kickoff later that day, 21 people were baptized into Christ through BridgePointe. Even as I write this, I am moved nearly to tears, not by the number but by the names, faces, and stories. One of the people baptized texted me the next day to say, “It feels like a celebration that will last an eternity.” He’s right. Heaven is forever changed because of this day.
Since Sunday, people have asked me to describe the day and explain how it happened. My response has been consistent… I can’t. I don’t know how. Words aren’t enough. All I can say is that I think this is what happens when Jesus is lifted up above all else. It’s what happens when the Holy Spirit is asked to soften hearts and open minds to the message of Jesus. It’s what happens when people find their place in the mission of the church and ask God for one person to share His love with.
Let’s praise God and Pray for One more.