A Long-Awaited Moment
HOBBS, N.M. – Several weeks after the Hobbs Seventh-day Adventist Church reopened for in-person worship, siblings Allen Gabriel T. Hamol and John Mark T. Hamol were welcomed as its newest members. The Hamol brothers were baptized on June 13 and their mom and sister, Razelle and Kate, were very grateful for their exciting decision to follow Jesus’ example.
Gabriel, 12, took Bible studies for several months and was ready to be baptized in February. However, his brother John Mark, 16, had not yet completed his Bible studies, so Gabriel decided to wait until they could both be baptized at the same time. As the Hobbs church temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Gabriel and John Mark’s baptism plans were put on hold. They were thrilled to finally reach the baptismal waters during their summer break. Their mother was equally delighted that her sons accepted the truth of God’s word. Praise God for Gabriel and John Mark’s decision and patience! May God bless them as they continue to grow in Christ.
By Ken Davis, Pastor