David got to baptize someone for the first time at the end of August! Dana is the adopted daughter of our former pastor, Ruslan. She recently got saved and approached David about being baptized. After going through a short discipleship course with him last winter and after talking with her parents, we decided to baptize her this spring; however, the pastor that was supposed to do it was always busy or we had other complications. Finally, one of the pastors that has been helping our church out during this hard season asked David, “Why don’t you do it?” We planned the date and finally baptized her on August 29!
Please keep praying for her – for her spiritual growth, for her ministry in the worship team, and for her future after she finishes conservatory (she’s a professional flutist and sings with me on the worship team).