As a result of watching Amazing Facts television, Maria Shirokov came under conviction that she needed to be baptized by immersion and become a member of the Seventh-day Adventist church. Having been born and raised as a member of the Russian Orthodox Church, this was not an easy decision for her to accept. But her commitment to Jesus won out and on Sabbath afternoon, June 8, she and a group of her closest friends from the Pathways Church in Maple Grove met at Weaver Lake to rejoice with Maria as she was baptized by her pastor, Sherman McCormick. Flowers and singing, led by Sergey Kobzev made for a spirit of praise and celebration.
Sherman McCormick Ministerial Director – MN Conference of SDA
Photos by Barb Lokken
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