Today was a good day.
I preached from Acts 16:31 about the conversion and baptism of the Philippian jailer. At the end of the message, I gave an invitation and a lady named Dora raised her hand stating that she had made a profession of faith. I invited her to come forward and share what Jesus had done for her. With tears in her eyes, she thanked many people in the church for the way they had received her and her family. She then stated that her life had been empty and that she had been far from God. Now, she was grateful for the salvation she had in Jesus Christ. After her testimony, Eduarda, a lady in the church who had befriended her, came up, hugged her and prayed for her. Then, many other people came up to greet her. It was the first time anybody had ever been saved at one of our church services, so it was truly special for all of us.
Also after the service, a man named Mário came up and asked to be baptized. Praise God!
We have had a lot of great things happen during this past several weeks. I wish I could say that I was filled with faith and expecting all of this to happen. But to be honest, I am probably more surprised than anybody to see the good things God is doing.
At the end of this wonderful day, all we can do is thank him for his grace and goodness.