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|Posted by Kerry Regner on September 8, 2010 at 12:52 PM||comments (0)|
On August 29th Cannelton Baptist had a Baptism during the sermon. This year five were baptized and officially become members of our family. Baptism marks the beginning of one's faith in Christ. As they continue to seek God with all their hearts, they will achieve maturity in their faith. Pray for them to this end. Here are the fives testimonial on their baptism.
Alan Ferguson - "I have been attending Cannelton Baptist for twenty years. I am very proud to be part of the church family. I have decided it is time to contunue my walk with God by being baptized here to symbolize where I am with God and to solidify my relationship with God and my family at Cannelton. Plus, being able to do this with Adrienne is a blessing."
Adrienne Warden - "When I got the opporunity to be baptized I wanted to join the classes right away. I noticed theat every week I learned something new. I became more familiar with the Bible and I got to know God better. I want to be baptized because I know it is the right choice."
Hunter Schwarz - "My Grandma told me that she saw in the bulletin that you were having baptism classes again this year and I wanted to join. I knew from reading Bible verses that God says all people should be baptized and I wanted to live my life for Jesus and for him to take away my sins. I believe in God."
Tiffany Taylor - "I want to get baptized because I want to make a change in my life for the better and I believe it all starts with putting my faith in Christ."
Brittany Taylor - "The reason why I decided I wanted to get baptized is because I'm in need of a Savior and I am ready for God to remove all of my sins. Also, I'm starting a new life by getting baptized."
|Posted by Kerry Regner on August 18, 2010 at 2:34 PM||comments (0)|
This year we had two campers Sierra and Katie Bable go as campers and Bet Regner as part of the staff at Camp Judson in Erie, PA. Here is a little ditty about their experience at camp in serving God and others.
Oh my Gosh, I love camp so much. I'm like soooooo going back. The food was really bad but camp was cool. We bathed in the lake and played in the mud. "Get down and get dirtier". Ha! Ha! We played lots of games and we went swimming and the best? We got ice cream! So, camp was really sweet. It brought me joy!
At camp this summer I think God really spoke to me because I learned so much more about Him. I have this one quote that sticks in my head and that is "that iron sharpens iron". It basically means you should be around Christians if you are a Christian, because they will encourage you to be a better Christian. I'd recommend to all the people who really want to have some one on one time with God to go to Camp Judson. I love it there.
Every year I look forward to camp. To me, camp is that one week of the year when I can be myself. When I can actually express my thoughts about God and Christianity freely. Camp is such a pretty place, too. It's nice to even just observe as an outsider. It is by far my favorite place in the world.
This summer at Camp was successful. This was my second year at Camp. My first year I was a lifeguard. This year I was a lifeguard and a water safety instructor. This meant that I could teach the pool electives. Like normal, many staffers were excited for the summer to begin but were also curious. The staff consisted of a new Managing Director and also many new staffers. One thing that was very interesting to see was that at least six of the staffers had never been to Camp Judson before. They were either recommended to apply or heard about it and decided to apply. It was great to see their love for Camp without ever having been there. You could tell that this love existed because of each person's relationship with God. What is really nice about being a staffer is how much you get to grow individually. Our jobs do revolve around the campers but none of the staff could survive the summer without having a relationship with Jesus. Camp is set up so that the staff can guide and teach the campers but the campers also guide and teach the staff. The number of campers grew from last year and we can thank God for that blessing.