Conversion stories

Missionary David McKinney baptizes Flávia

JOÃO PESSOA, Brazil (BNc) — by Joseph McKinney, Jr.

Flávia sought out Adriana McKinney for therapy, for help in dealing with years of an unhealthy marital situation. In addition to therapy, she started coming to our Wednesday prayer meeting and immediately felt welcomed and at home in the midst of God’s family.

Missionary David McKinney invited her to study the Bible. Even though she had gone through a denomination’s conversion process, when she asked about baptism, she accepted unconditionally everything the Bible teaches about it: the forgiveness, the burial with Christ, the rebirth to new life, the receiving of the Holy Spirit, and she wanted it all, right then.

David called us all to witness her baptism on a Thursday, Aug. 23 of this year. And Flávia received everything that God promised us.

“I don’t want to be a bench-warming Christian; I want to work, to serve, to do everything I can to help,” Flávia told us.

And she is doing just that: volunteering to work at Grande Ceia, giving people rides, Bible Bowl, events, visits, teaching Sunday School, etc.

“Flávia, can you help with—”

“Yes! With what?”

God bless Flávia and her family in her new walk with Christ!

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us