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An Easter to Remember for Thomas

“This Easter meant a lot to Thomas.

Like all of our shelter guests, he came to us for a meal and a place to stay. Eventually, after interactions with staff, class instructors, and counselors, he wanted to get baptized.

As a boy his mother taught him that you must wear a suit to church on Sunday. He had not worn a suit in many years and was uncomfortable with the idea of doing it again. So, the week of his baptism, he wore a suit and dress shoes all week so he would be comfortable. He was proud for this big moment in his life.

He was baptized at a staff member’s church by one of our class instructors. Two members from another church partner attended the baptism, and they all went to lunch to celebrate. Shortly after the baptism, Thomas moved out of the shelter and into his own apartment.”

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