As disciples, we all pray for God to use us to impact the lives of others. God used Joann Acosta to do just that in her own neighborhood. When Joann and her husband, Ben, moved into their house in Severna Park, they prayed for God to put them in a neighborhood with people who were seeking God! Soon after they moved into their new neighborhood, they met Kristin who lived two houses away from theirs. Kristin and her husband have two boys around the same age as Ben and Joann’s boys. They had an instant connection.
Sometime that Fall, Kristin and her family decided to attend a church service. At the service, Kristin met At Ford. They both remarked that they must have seen each other before. After several minutes, they realized that they both lived in Seattle around the same time, went to the same doctor’s office during their pregnancies and had their babies in the same hospital within a week of each other!
“God determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.” -Acts 17:26
God had certainly done this for Kristin in many ways throughout her life. Kristin’s heart was so moved after the service that when Joann asked her to study the bible, she happily said yes!
After several months of studying the bible, Kristin decided to make Jesus, The Lord of her life. On Saturday, February 2nd 2013, the church gathered to see Kristin be baptized in the Chesapeake Bay! We are all very excited that Kristin is a part of our family!