Easter Sunday Diary

Resurrection Sunday was a wonderful day. It was a time to remember the death and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. On the Cross Jesus gave His life for the forgiveness of sins. In His resurrection, the LORD declared His victory over sin and death.

It was also a great day in that my family and I had the opportunity to spend time with the local Mandarin congregation that we are associated with.

We started off the day by joining the church at a sunrise service in the country. We met with a small American congregation at the farm of one of the American congregation’s members. It was early, the weather was misty, and the field in which we met was full of flowers. On a hill at the edge of the pasture there is a cross that is permanently planted in the ground. The American pastor preached on the resurrection and we worshiped the Lord in song. The service was followed by a breakfast on-site.

Then, last night, my family and I attended the Mandarin congregation’s evening service. It was a special time of worship and celebration. It was a baptism service.

One child, eight PhD students, and one visiting scholar were baptized as a statement of their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

One of the men baptized is a man that we have known for eight months. I first met him, and his roommate (both PhD physics students), at new international student check-in at Texas A&M University last August. Since that first meeting we have gotten to know both of the men fairly well. They both attend the congregation and come to our house on Saturday evenings for a pot-luck meal and time of Bible reading and Bible study.

We are so excited and thankful to the Lord for this man’s salvation. We believe God’s Word that what He has begun in this man’s life He will perfect until the day of Christ Jesus (Philippians 1:6).

Please pray for our friend’s roommate, that he, too, will come to faith in Christ as personal Savior and Lord.

~ reach students … disciples the “nations” ~

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