TAKOMA PARK, Md. (May 1) –
Spiritual activities at Washington Adventist University ended on a high note this year with the baptism of 24 students Saturday, April 27. The baptisms were the outcome of Revival Week, March 31 to April 6, hosted on campus by the Office of Ministry.
“This Baptism was the crowning of our spiritual activities this year,” said Baraka Muganda, Vice President for Ministry. “Washington Adventist University is not only impacting the academic lives of our students; it is transforming their spiritual lives as well.”
Freshman Biology major Jibrill Morris, one of the new converts, said baptism was the most important commitment of his life.
"I have never fully committed myself to anyone or anything and I felt like I was living my life on a half way mark, I wanted to change that and be all I can for Jesus” he said.
Junior Psychology major Whitney Syriaque said she made the commitment in order to leave the past behind and focus on what is ahead.
“I am cleansed by the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and that will be the only past that I will remember.”
Sophomore communication major Jordhon Horelien made the decision “because I wanted my relationship with God to be stronger. I believe that God has a calling on my life and I shouldn't waste time chasing worldly things.”
Chaplain for Ministry Regina Johnson could not be happier.
“April 27th was one of the best days of my life! I had the opportunity to witness the Gods hand move on 24 students. This baptism was the beginning of what God wants to do with Washington Adventist University.”
The baptism, which took place at Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, was followed by a fellowship picnic on the WAU Commons.
“The next Week of Revival will be held again during spring of 2014. For more information about campus ministries on Washington Adventist University visit us on www.wau.edu.