One of the difficult things about going to the mission field is leaving behind family members who you love so much. During the month of March my Dad came to visit me. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to spent time with him and then say good-bye before leaving to the mission field. The best part was having the opportunity to study and discover God’s word together. It was a joy to sit around as a family and study and learn the will of God. Before my Dad left I was given an amazing gift from God. After all the studying and discussions on the spiritual well-being of my father, he decided he wanted to be baptized into Christ. (Rom. 6:3; Gal.3:26-27) The last passage we read together was “Col 2:12 having been buried with him in baptism, in which you were also raised with him through faith in the powerful working of God, who raised him from the dead”. After reading that passage he said for me to“ fill up the baptistery! “He told me his clothes were packed and he did not have a change of clothes, but I said that is not an excuse . It was one of the best going away present I could have ever received. Don’t we serve an awesome God!