Love Changes Everything
// Tim DeTellis
Why do we do what we do? Because God first loved us—we share His love with others.
From a ministry perspective, our mission is most effective when the Gospel becomes personal. We can preach, teach, and even evangelize. However, when someone claims Jesus as Lord of their life, then the life change begins.
In Haiti, water baptism is a defining moment in the life of a believer. Many will attend church because it is a good thing to do. Some will even say they are a Christian because they agree with the truths of Scripture. However, they will not declare Jesus as Lord of their life. At all of our churches, we encourage and invite believers to follow in water baptism—as an outward expression of their inward faith in Christ.
Recently, at our New Missions church in Concrab, Haiti, we welcomed churches from across the Leogane Plain to gather for a water baptism festival. I’ve attended these before, but this time the service was hosted mid-afternoon. Students who had just finished school were able to attend the festival. My heart was overwhelmed with joy to see so many kids watching the obedience of others who made the decision to follow Jesus. Only the love of Christ changes lives forever. I pray you receive all the love Jesus has for you today. ~Tim DeTellis