Peter, one of the guys who is a big influence at the academy, took some big steps on Monday! We had some friends here from Compassion Christian Church and before they left, we had a conversation with Peter.
He had lots of questions when we prayed together with the team and we wanted to make sure that he understood completely what we were doing and why we were doing it. He has always had questions and been open to reading and studying the bible. But we wanted him to see beyond the bible and see that Jesus was calling him to a relationship with him.
With some questions and after sharing some of our experiences and what the bible says about Jesus, who he was, what he did and what he wants us to do, Peter accepted Jesus into his life and prayed to him with a new heart and new mind! And right after that we were able to baptize him with the team here! It was a sweet end to a weekend of growth and prayer. And in many ways Peter’s decision and obedience is one of the answers to our prayers! I pray that he will be one of the future leaders of this academy and this community. Perhaps one day he will be a modern day ‘Peter’ that God uses to lead the charge in Travesía!
I’m so excited for Peter and for the hope that I see in him. I look forward to the days ahead when we can have more boys and young men step across that line and say ‘I want to follow Jesus with my all that I am and want to share what He has done in my life!’
Please pray for Peter now as he takes new steps each day in his new faith. He is very knowledgeable about the bible but still has lots and lots of questions. We want to help him and guide him into his new faith! Since he is on staff with us, we have the great opportunity to see him and teach him every day!