“For the glory of God!” These are the words of Ronald, a second-year student from Venezuela. Those words accompanied a photo of him baptizing a woman in a Tegucigalpa church.
Each weekend students work with an assigned congregation where they teach, preach, and evangelize. This photo is of Natanael, a first-year student from the Dominican Republic, baptizing an individual in yet another congregation. February 28, I asked the students how many had conducted baptisms that month; 11 had. Since then, the average has been three baptism a week. For the first five months of this year, 60 individuals have been baptized by our students in their weekend assignments. Significant to their spiritual growth is that our students are guiding them in their new walk each week .
Stressing the importance of evangelism is the annual eight-day campaign in June. The student body travels to four different areas. A teacher accompanies each team, but the organization of the campaign is in the hands of third-year students. Leadership classes and seminars are given nightly by the students as well as evangelistic services. Please pray that the students will match the 25 baptisms from 2013 in the June 23-30 campaign.
Baxter is preparing students to preach. Baxter motivates them to evangelize the lost and follow the steps of Philip…
“Both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.” Acts 8:38