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Randi's Baptism

Formed for God’s Family

Published On March 29, 2024

Over the span of nine years, Randi’s employers had been gently sharing God’s love and extending the invitation for her to join them at church. Randi was hesitant at first since she was not raised in church and wasn’t familiar with the music or teaching. 

She recalls that “they were never pushy about faith but found ways to talk about God and put it out there for people at work to ask questions.” By encouraging her to read books on Christianity and supporting her journey through sobriety, her bosses showed her God’s unconditional love in tangible ways. 

After several years, Randi decided it was time to find a church home and accept her bosses’ invitation to visit HP Pres. Randi soon joined Celebrate Recovery, made valuable relationships, and began to form habits that have completely transformed her life. She shares that “throughout my life, I have felt something intervening and felt a presence of someone looking over me. Now I know that God was with me.” 

Randi joined HP Pres in the fall of 2023 and was baptized  this year on Sunday, Feb. 18. Through  God’s guidance and the openness of her employers, she “learned that we are formed for God’s family and God wants us to be with him and his people.” 

God has given Randi a new beginning that is offered to every single one of us. As we learn in John 3:16, “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” 

Learn how you can take the next step in your faith at hppres.org/connect. 

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