Sixteen Year Wait for Baptism

In approximately 1997 two members of the Windom SDA Church were passing out evangelistic tracts in an apartment complex and met Joanne and Richard Boone. Being very friendly the church members returned with Bible study materials several times. Then Joanne and Richard moved to Westbrook and lost contact with the church for some time. Eight years later they moved back to Windom. Again they were invited to church. But the timing was not right.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARecently Joanne received an invitation from Steps to Christ Ministries offering books in the mail. Again two church members visited her and invited her to Pastor Dan Camarata’s evangelistic meetings. Things had now changed in her life, her husband Richard had passed way two years earlier. She was now eager to attend the church, and did not miss a single meeting. At the close of the series she was so happy to follow her Lord and Savior in baptism. The first Sabbath after baptism she requested a midweek prayer and Bible study meeting. “It is just too long between Sabbath meetings for spiritual fellowship and Bible study,” she explained. Pastor Eigenberg agreed and started the midweek session in his home.

Never give up! God certainly didn’t. “Be patient therefore brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waitest for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”
James 5:7

Article and photos by Don Hensel
Communications Secretary
Windom SDA Church

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