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Love INC Impact Stories

Renewing Life with Christ

Posted by Holly Hartley on

Sunday we joined heaven celebrating Crystal and her children at their baptism at First United Methodist Church in Cedar Falls!

We got the privilege of getting to know Crystal and her family through our Begin Now class, Affirming Potential. After completing the class, we invited Crystal to join us to share her story with one of our partner churches at their Sunday service. After our presentation the church hosted baptisms they had scheduled. Crystal was a believer but fell away from her relationship with Christ for most of her adult life.

After spending time with Love INC Crystal reconnected with Christ's love and developed relationships with Love INC volunteers who supported and helped her take steps towards achieving her goals she wanted for herself and her family. As she witnessed those baptisms though she experienced the Holy Spirit stirring within her and she knew she wanted to take that same public proclamation.

She finally accepted an invitation to join a volunteer she developed a close relationship to try out her church, First United Methodist Church. There, she found her family being warmly received and made to feel welcome. She began attending, joining a women's bible group and met Pastor Matt to begin preparing herself and children to be baptized.

Crystal has been working on her personal goals, and gives God the glory for each step she's successfully taken toward achieving her long term goal of entering the nursing field with a desire to work in pediatrics. But she says above the greatest gift has been a renewal of her life in Christ!