Grahame had never been to a church service before last September. Invited by a friend, he arrived at Living Hope Church with no idea what to expect. He walked out as soon as the first song began, I remember thinking that I probably wouldn’t see him again. 2 minutes later he returned from the toilet! After the service, I asked what he thought “I’ve never been to church before but I really enjoyed it, I’ll be back next week.” He did come back and has been with us almost every Sunday since.
Over the last 10 months, God has done some incredible work in Grahame’s life. He has gone through a Christianity Explored course, he has asked question after question, he has worked through some big issues in his life. And on Saturday, the man who was a self-professed atheist a year ago is getting baptised in the freezing water of Loch Ness to, in his own words, “show my love and dedication to Jesus Christ.”
We planted Living Hope Church so that people like Grahame, who have never heard about Jesus, might have the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel. This is our first baptism, but our prayer is that there will be many, many more to come.
If you want to join us as we hear and celebrate what Jesus has done in Grahame’s life we are gathering on Dores Beach at 6pm. There’ll be a BBQ and bonfire after the baptism.