Family Dedication 11 Nov 2018
As a church family, we rejoice with Zexuan and Wenxiu on the birth of their daughter, Johanna, this year. During Sunday service on 11 Nov, we were pleased to witness their dedication of Johanna to the Lord.
Ps Ollie, who was leading the service that day, invited the parents, along with their daughter, up onto the stage. Before praying for them, he asked Zexuan and Wenxiu what they most desire for Johanna. Their answer? For Johanna to know the Lord, so that she knows Him for herself. He then led the couple in declaring their commitment to wholeheartedly glorify God and to trust Jesus in their roles as spouse and parent, to love each other, and to raise their children in godly love, instruction and discipline.
The congregation then affirmed the couple that they are not alone in raising up their child. We pledged to provide community prayer, support and encouragement to the couple. Ps Ollie then led the congregation in praying for Zexuan, Wenxiu and Johanna. He committed them to the Lord and expressed their desire for Johanna to grow deeply in her fellowship and knowledge of God. We are happy for Zexuan and Wenxiu, and we pray that the Lord will cause them and their children to flourish (Ps. 115:14).