The girl in the center of this picture is Amber. The two friends beside her are Heather and John. Heather and John were faithful to invest in Amber’s life through softball, and thanks to their faithfulness to God’s call, Amber is now our sister in Christ. Amber is a single mom who has had to deal with a lot in a short amount of time, but God provided friends in times of trouble. Growing up, Amber was never encouraged to seek the things of God or to attend any church, but God used Heather and John in her life. They invited her to Vintage Church, and they supported her as she pursued God.
Megan and I got to meet her and her daughter one Sunday and began investing in her life, too. One day, we invited her over for dinner and talked about following God. She had lots of questions, yet she had a heart of faith and was ready to follow Jesus anyway. It was clear God was working in her heart, and that night we prayed with Amber to surrender to Jesus.
There is nothing in this world I enjoy more than a good baptism. Its encompasses everything great about the church–evangelism, discipleship, obedience, joy, transformation, and church community. Amber was baptized in front of family and friends, proclaiming her faith to the world. Since her salvation, Amber has jumped right in, serving with our SEND Relief Center at church.
Thank you for praying along with us for Amber since the last blog. God clearly is answering our prayers to see people saved and transformed by the gospel. His will is that none of the people He created would die in rebellion. May that be our passion as well.
This is why we are here in Pittsburgh. We are a little more than halfway to full support for the 2020 year. If you are led by God to support the Kingdom work in Pittsburgh, would you consider giving to the cause? I have been amazed at how God is using people all over the country to give so generously to us, and it truly humbles us to know we cannot do this without you. God cannot help but get all the glory! Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.