Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2:38 NKJV



On Sabbath, January 9th, the Council Bluffs SDA Church had two baptisms.  It was a high Sabbath!  Seth Pahre and Jok Mach gave their hearts to God and dedicated their lives to Him.  Praise God!  Pastor Patel said he has had the privilege of getting to know both men over the past year while praying and studying with them.  The Council Bluffs SDA Church is overjoyed to have both men as it’s newest members.  God is so great!


Seth Pahre comes from a Lutheran background.  He is the first Seventh Day Adventist in his family.  Before Seth married, his soon to be in-laws introduced him to Adventism.  Seth met Pastor Patel and began Bible studies.  He is on fire for the Lord and is currently giving Bible studies to some of his family members and co-workers.  Seth wants to share what he has learned as well as his love for God.


Jok Mach is from South Sudan.  Jok had been baptized by the Episcopalian church.  Jok was watching 3ABN and became convicted of the Sabbath.  He left a note on the Harlan church saying he was looking for a Sabbath keeping church.  Pastor Patel met with Jok and began Bible studies.  Jok began driving down from Denison Iowa to attend the Council Bluffs SDA Church.  Jok is the first in his immediate family to become Adventist.  Jok attends church with some of his children and his wife has also come with him with their youngest. 

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