What uncommon things do we want to become common?

Things like:
our children having mutual love and respect for each other.
our teenage children having love, honor, respect and obedience for their parents.
us continually becoming better friends and lovers.
our family totally trusting God in all things and putting our faith in Him to fulfill his promises.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Getting Things Right, Step #1

By Creg

Chris right after his baptism.
Chris had only been out of prison for a few days, but he knew he had to get things right. Step #1 in that process is being born again.

Born in Aman, Jordan Chris was adopted when he was 1year old. His father was in the oil business so they moved around a lot. Chris has lived in Norway, London, Egypt, Vermont, and finally ended up in Houston where he graduated from high school.

When he was 9 his parents split up & he moved in with his dad. He was baptized at 14 in a Norwegian Lutheran church in Houston because that's what you did at that age in the Lutheran church. In 2009 his wife was tragically killed in car wreck, leaving Chris with 3 small kids. He says depression took over & he started drinking & using drugs. He eventually gave the care of keeping his 3 kids to his in-laws. Last year he ended up in Abilene going to Faithworks & that's where we met him. He's been going to church & bible study & decided he is ready to turn things over to God, so he was baptized Tuesday afternoon. That night he took the bus to Houston so he can file for his immigration papers which were lost recently. He's hoping to get things right so he can get his kids back soon. May the Spirit be with you, Chris.

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