24 teams from 15 Pathfinder clubs took part in the Area level PBE at locations across Chesapeake Conference on Jan. 21.
The baptisms are part of the district’s commitment to an active cycle of evangelism.
A district of Hispanic churches in the Baltimore metropolitan region is celebrating 20 baptisms that have occurred over the past month.
Since Oct. 30, the Dundalk Spanish church has celebrated eight baptisms, and the Glen Burnie Spanish church welcomed four new members via baptism and profession of faith. The Baltimore Centro La Esperanza and Highlandtown Spanish churches each had three new baptisms, and the Baltimore Centro 2 El Eden church had two.
The five churches are part of a district pastored by Jenner Becerra.
“It is all about small group efforts in the churches and especially personal Bible studies done by the leaders,” says Becerra. “It’s a gratifying experience to be able to see how the seed was planted, watered, cultivated, and eventually harvested. Words cannot describe such a sweet experience.”
Evangelistic meetings this past spring resulted in 20 additional baptisms in the district. Many of the recent baptisms this fall trace back to seeds sown during those earlier soul-winning efforts.
“It was a powerful end of the year for the churches,” Becerra says. “They are all excited for greater things in 2022.”