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Victory Church, Delaware, Ohio; Allegheny West Conference

Gospel Message Continues at Victory Church

Story by Benia Jennings

After filling out an interest card, Cierra Wood recently accepted an invitation to attend the Victory church in Delaware, Ohio, with her five sons. When she heard the Sabbath message, she promptly decided to make a change in her life.

“She was so impressed with the truth, that she gave her life to God. One of her other sons was baptized too!” shares Robert Whitner, pastor. “She faithfully brought her children to the Friday night children’s Bible study, where the entire family participated. At the end of the lessons, we made an appeal, and three of her sons decided to join. One was baptized, one joined by profession of faith, and, by God’s grace, one has made the commitment to be baptized in the near future.”

Shortly after Wood’s baptism, she invited her mother, Laurie Shortridge, to attend services. After completing two sets of Bible studies, Shortridge followed Wood’s family, joining the church by profession of faith.

The Victory church hosts a Training Light Bearers workshop to equip both longstanding and newly baptized members to share the gospel with others. Both women are now actively involved, reaching out to others and sharing the gospel message.

Emphasizing the work the Lord is doing at Victory church, Whitner quotes, “‘Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost’ (Matt. 28:19, KJV).”

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