Last night, I had the privilege of baptizing two students from my group. I’m so proud of these girls and their commitment to Christ and the desire to publicly declare that for the world to see. And this was especially special (uh, what?) because it was the first time in my life that I’ve ever been able to baptize someone. It was exciting, humbling, and nerve-wracking all at the same time. The whole day I was SO nervous. Not because I didn’t want to mess up (that might have been a little part of it) but because I understand that these two girls were taking a step in their Christian walk and I got to have a front row seat. What a joy.
And as their testimonies were read and we got in the water, it was all smiles. I could see family members and friends that had come out to cheer them on and once again, I knew that I was right where God wanted me to be. Not because I’m in Wooster, but because I’m working with students…………in Wooster (I love this place!). But it was a great experience and I can’t wait to do it again.
PS – I actually did call one of the girls by the other name (whoops, nerves I guess) but I was able to recover by stopping, pointing to her and saying, “This is ___________.” Phew, dodged a bullet on that one.