Remember Brach? He’s our New Yorker friend who lived in this trailer before us. You can read his story here (it’s a really good one!)
But if you aren’t in the clicking and reading mood, here are the cliff’s notes:
We met Brach when we were prayer walking in Countryside.
We met him by peering into his windows on accident.
Thankfully he is easy to get along with.
Brach was introduced to Jesus.
Brach got saved!
Well, not really. Not really the end at all.
You see, Brach wanted to follow The Lord in baptism. He met with Grant and Patrick and decided that he wanted to be baptized close to his birthday, April 30. It worked out that we are starting Revival at New Hope this week and there is no better way to start a Revival in God’s people than with a baptism.
This was no run-of-the-mill baptism, however. Not to us anyways. (I don’t know if any baptism is run-of-the-mill, but I just mean that this is super special to us.)
Brach’s baptism is a beautiful picture of God’s work. Let me spell it out for you:
1) Brach was the first person we met while prayer walking in Countryside–before we even lived here.
2) He moved away and we moved into his house before ever getting to know him.
3) He moved back and got to know Grant while playing basketball on Friday nights.
4) Grant led Brach to The Lord in the ministry trailer, The Connection.
5) Brach was the first person Grant has ever baptized.
A full circle if there ever was one.
Prayer Walking. Forming relationships. Witnessing. Leading. Praying. Repenting. Discipling. Baptizing.
God is so good, y’all.
This picture is encouraging to us. It is fruit of our labor. It is beautiful in every way. Brach is so special to us and it is a privilege to walk alongside him as he begins his journey of faith.
Buried with Him in baptism, resurrected to walk in newness of life!
(If you would like to watch Brach’s Baptism, click here. You can scroll to 3:15 on the timeline to skip Patrick’s announcements.)