Irina, Lyla, & Iliana Khoddami were all baptized in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
First, Irina was baptized by Miranda Kokes, whom she’d discussed her baptism decision with. Irina shared a brief version of her wonderful testimony with us: I've loved the Lord since childhood, and came to Jesus through a series of leaps of faith my parents took that led us to the United States from Romania, where I was born. It's a long, beautiful story! However, I truly made it a personal relationship with Jesus in college when I was going through a rough patch and I felt the presence of the Lord over me in a very real way. From there, I've been holding onto Him ever since and have trusted Him with my life!
Then, Irina in turn baptized her daughter, Iliana. Iliana has grown up with the Lord, and recently been growing even more in her faith! Today, we celebrate her decision to take this step as a public declaration of her faith and trust in God!
Next, Lyla was also baptized by her mother, Irina. Lyla has learned so much through Kid’s Ministry and Connect Camps, and has been so excited to get baptized! Today, we got to witness this outward sign of her faith and love of God.