Mason, Baptism and Galatians 2:20

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Mason in my office

There is nothing greater than seeing a young man come to Christ through Baptism. This is my friend Mason Sherrill. Mason was one of my students at the college for 3 semesters. He took various Bible courses from me and we would often talk about salvation, church and his relationship with God. Mason knew he wanted to be baptized, but really wanted his grandfather, Bill Sherrill, one of the Elders at N Street Church of Christ in Nacogdoches, TX to perform it. Well, that day came on Saturday July 26th at his aunt’s home on Lake Cherokee.

 

Mason entire family was there. Most of them drove up from Houston and other cities pretty close to Kilgore.

mason waiting for everyone to arrive
 His girlfriend, Lauren, some friends from Longview and me. I felt pretty honored to be there because their family is pretty close. Oh, we don’t want to forget his dog.

 

Bill spoke awhile before they entered the water and then they gave me the opportunity to speak about Mason as well. I was pretty cool to see the results of a couple of years of building a relationship with someone, helping them to find who they are in Christ and they taking that leap of faith towards Christ. Many can’t understand how important this is for a Christian, but man, it is.

 

After we experienced this life changing moment, which actually felt like a lifetime, we went in for a great home cooked meal. There was so much food, and I was so hungry, I forget to get some shots of it. It was all topped off by some great deserts including a made from scratch coconut cake, which I took 2 pieces home with me, chocolate pies, coconut crème pies, and the list goes on and on.

 

I am very proud of Mason and I feel just a little sense of accomplishment as well. When we do are jobs right, we generally see the results right away, in ministry, it may not be visible for a long time, but if we are blessed, we see it in every face, every life and every moment of a new Christians life. Congrats Mason on making a decision you will cherish for eternity. A verse for you, Galatians 2:20.

rogers10 says:
Looks like an awesome day.
Posted on: Nov 21, 2008
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Mason in my office
Mason in my office
mason waiting for everyone to arri…
mason waiting for everyone to arr…
Mason at the door waiting for his …
Mason at the door waiting for his…
Mason and his girlfriend Lauren
Mason and his girlfriend Lauren
On the shore of Lake Cherokee in K…
On the shore of Lake Cherokee in …
His Grandfather, Bill, saying a fe…
His Grandfather, Bill, saying a f…
Last words before he is put to dea…
Last words before he is put to de…
Did we lose him?
Did we lose him?
When he came up out of the water
When he came up out of the water
Walking out of the watery grave.
Walking out of the watery grave.
Even the dog got in on it.
Even the dog got in on it.
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