Naima is a young college student who has been attending our church services in Santa Cruz for at least a year. She also has been coming over to our house for several months studying the Bible with us, and more recently accepted the Lord as her personal Saviour. She has been asking Doug for some time if she could get baptized, but Doug wanted to make sure that she understood that baptism is not what saves a person, but symbolizes a person's transformation of being placed in Christ through faith in His finished work.
Last Tuesday evening many from our church, and several of Naima's friends from school gathered to witness her baptism. We had a good time, and Naima was very happy about her decision to follow the Lord in believer's baptism.