Elk City Baptisms
ELK CITY, OKLA. – God recently showed us that He is not limited by numbers at our evangelistic meetings in Elk City. Our church may be small, but our God is big. We have gone from 13 members to 20. Last September we welcomed the Amazing Facts evangelistic team of Wyatt and Jenni Allen and Daniel and Caitlin Fornes. On opening night, God brought 34 new faces through the church doors. We continued to watch, work, pray and be amazed as God continued to keep the numbers at an average of 24 throughout the meetings.
In the children’s room we started out with 17 children, ages 1-12. It was wonderful to see the children coming every night along with their families, extended families and friends. Each night we sang together, prayed and had a special message and craft for them. One night a two-year old fell asleep on a big, stuffed animal tiger. It reminded us of heaven and how children, tigers and lions will be safe together.
At the close of the meetings, nine precious people were baptized! It was a blessing to watch as a husband, wife and her twin sister were baptized at the same time by our pastor, David Ritter, with the help of Wyatt Allen.
Many others played a part in the success of these meeting as well. Praise the Lord for each one! Though the meetings are over and goodbyes were said, the story continues in your life and mine, a story of God sharing His love, care and truth with His children everywhere. How will you let God continue to write this story in your life and the lives of those you come in contact with?
By Hannah Pickl