Colby’s Baptism – October 20, 2013

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Richie McDonnell – October 20, 2013
“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” (Jeremiah 17:14) Greetings from beautiful Santa Barbara, known as “the American Riviera!” While the rest of the City of Angels Church was meeting in Downtown LA 100 miles away, the Santa Barbara Sector had our very first Bring Your Neighbor Day with a Chili Cook-off, where God blessed us with a record attendance to date of 40 adults with only 19 disciples! And almost everyone is set up to study the Bible this week!

After service, we enjoyed a feast of chili where our judges picked the most delicious chili as the winner: our sister – Doriene Turner was the cook! Then, to close out this momentous day, we walked down the hill of the Santa Barbara City College Campus to the beach to see Colby Taylor get baptized in the beautiful Pacific Ocean! The brothers met Colby about five months after he had overcome a life of highly addictive, hard drug and alcohol abuse. It was inspiring as Colby brought seven of his family members with him to church to witness the miracle of his baptism! Now, not only is Colby “healed” from a life of drug addiction, but he also has been truly “healed” and saved through the salvation of Jesus Christ!

The Santa Barbara Sector’s BYND had a record
attendance of 40 and was highlighted
by Colby’s baptism!

After all was said and done, we closed out the evening with our weekly Sunday Movie Night at our home! What a day for the Lord! Please keep praying for the disciples in the Santa Barbara Ministry, as we will all be sent out at the 2014 January Winter Workshop to form the Santa Barbara International Christian Church!