The desire to learn to sing led Nastya, from Yaroslavl, to get baptized

We are happy to share great news from the Yaroslavl Church! In early November there was a heartwarming event as the entire church witnessed the baptism of Nastya.

We are mindful of the following appropriate passage from the Word of life: What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe – as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow – 1 Corinthians 3:5-6 .

Every summer, brothers from the church organize volleyball and invite everyone in the local community to join in. Nastya was invited to one of these games. Then she began to come regularly and get acquainted with many brothers and sisters.

Nastya shared with us that she works in equestrian sports and that she had a desire to learn to sing. The latter gave us an opportunity to help Nastya to know the hope that is common amongst the Saints in Jesus.

The leader of the worship band, once she discovered how much Nastya enjoyed singing, invited her to a rehearsal of the church choir. Nastya began to attend these rehearsals, as well as church services which were right afterward.

Before long, Nastya decided to study the Bible with sisters from the church. Nastya already had some religious background. However, as she delved deeper into the Scriptures, it became evident to her that there were foundational issues that needed addressing in both her life and doctrine.

After coming to a fuller knowledge to the truth she desired to be added to those elected for eternal life. She said she wanted to be friends with God our Father and live by Christ’s teachings. She decided to place her membership with our fellowship in Yaroslavl. She expressed her good confession before witnesses and was baptized for the forgiveness of her sins.

She had already begun to develop a Christian love for both the brother and sisters in the Yaroslavl church. After her regeneration into a child of light this love deepened and has gone on to become an active member amongst the saints.

We invite everyone to visit us so they can share in our worship to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Yaroslavl is a five-hour drive from Moscow and about 11-hour drive from St. Petersburg.

If you are interested in horses, Nastya will happily ride with you on horseback through a beautiful pine forest. We of the Yaroslavl Church wish to cordially extend our Christian hospitality to you all year round!

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