Over 1500 baptized across Guatemala
Thu, 09/29/2022 – 21:22
More than 1,500 people from 116 churches on the Nazarene Verapaz del Norte District in Guatemala were baptized on 4 September. One week later, they were received as members in full communion in their different congregations.
Churches in each of the 12 zones held a celebration with a time of worship and consecration to the Lord. The preaching was about the experience of entire sanctification. More than 18,000 Nazarenes moved from their local churches to different parts of the district to witness the baptism of new believers.
“Hundreds of Nazarenes testified to having had the transforming experience of the Holy Spirit,” said Francisco Cho, superintendent of the Verapaz del Norte District.
Preparations for the simultaneous celebration began in June 2021 and was led by the district evangelism ministry. The ministry leaders called on the churches to start 2022 under the theme, “The Lord’s Pleasing Year.” The members of the district team and the presidents of the 12 zones also worked on coordination and logistics.
“This movement that exists in the district is nothing more than the fulfillment of the promise of the Lord Jesus, who says, ‘But when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, you will receive power and you will be my witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth,’“ Cho said.
“We encourage our churches to continue to seek the fullness of the Holy Spirit and prepare to see even more of the glory of God.”
–Church of the Nazarene Mesoamerica Region