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Jun 15, 2019  |  Silver Spring, Maryland, United States  | 

Student leads many to baptism in Gabon

Rorive Vinga introduced a friend to Christ when he was only a boy.

Father, a soldier in the Gabonese military, was stationed in the eastern city of Koulamoutou. So, Rorive moved into a new home there with his parents and four younger brothers and sisters.

But they had a problem. There were no other Seventh-day Adventists in the city. There was a church, but it had been closed for many years because no one worshipped there anymore. The building was old and falling apart.

Father called Rorive and the rest of the family to repair the church.

“We will worship God on Sabbaths in the church even if we are the only Adventists in the city,” Father said.

The family worked hard to repair the church, and soon they worshipped there every Sabbath, every Wednesday for prayer meeting, and every Friday for sundown worship.

At school, Rorive made new friends. He loved Jesus, and he loved to talk about Jesus. A new friend, Glen, was curious and asked to know more. The two boys began to talk about Jesus after school.

One Friday evening, Rorive arrived at the church for sundown worship with Father, Mother, his little sister, and three little brothers. To his surprise, he saw Glen standing outside the church.

“What are you doing here?” Rorive asked.

“I live next door,” Glen said.

“Great!” Rorive said. “Join us.”

Glen couldn’t come to church that day, but he promised to visit another time. Two weeks later he showed up for a Sabbath service worship, and he liked it.

“This church is different,” he said.

Several months later, Glen gave his life to Christ and was baptized. After that, he invited his whole family to church, and they also were baptized.

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