Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Year in Review: Life-Change Story #4

Another couple that we baptized together on Sunday evening was Scott and Cristal Misplay. Scott and Cristal came to us earlier this year and started attending our church regularly. Their first step into the life of our church was attending Life University: Marriage Edition this February on Sunday evenings at the YMCA. They were seated in our group, and so Barie and I had time to get to know them and hear their story.

Scott and Cristal had moved from California where Scott had been working in law-enforcement. Scott originally took a job consulting the Williamson County sheriff's department, but quickly stepped down from that job to take a position doing delivery for Fed-Ex. Scott said that he wanted more time with his family, and with Fed-Ex, even though his days start really early, he could be home every day by 1:00pm.

Scott and Cristal attended our membership course this spring and commented that they had been church-people in California, but had never really decided to center their lives on Jesus Christ. Cristal had been baptized around the age of 10, but told us that she had never made a public profession of faith as an adult. Scott also said that though he knew about Jesus, he had not made the decision to daily follow Jesus.

Over the course of the last several months, God has continued to work on Scott and Cristal about making Jesus Christ the center of their lives. After several conversations, they decided it was time to be baptized and make their personal trust in Christ known to their family, friends, and our church. On Sunday night, as they stood their in the water, Cristal said, "as a family, we've heard about Jesus for a long time, but now, we've decided to make him the center of our family and consider His will in all the decisions that we make..."

Wow.

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