By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer
HOUMA – Not long after Clifton Arnold started Kingdom Life Fellowship in September 2016, Sade Harris presented a simple request – a chance to participate in baptism with her three sons.
After hearing the complete story, Arnold wholeheartedly granted the request.
“Her oldest son shared her birthday, and now she wanted to celebrate her own spiritual birthday with him and the other two siblings,” Arnold said. “Once I heard her request, I thought ‘that is really nice.’”
The family was introduced to Jesus within a two-week period in 2016. Harris was attending a baptism class with son, Quentin, when she realized she needed to repent of her sins.
She then introduced the other two sons, Ma Khi and Que, to Christ.
The baptisms were the first for Kingdom Life Fellowship, which was birthed out of a home-based Bible study with only three people. The Fellowship now has grown to 40 strong, seven of whom have been baptized.
Since the service, Harris has become involved in such ministries as the hospitality team.
“You just let God take over, and everything falls into place,” Harris said. “It may not be when you want it, but it happens.”