The first time we met Alex we welcomed a child in a world of pain and confusion as just days before his mother passed away unexpectedly. He was just 8 years old. Alex has been in relationship with those of us at Cross & Crown over half of his lifetime. He will turn 18 this month. Since that time Alex has lived back and forth between family members in and out of state for a good portion of time but as of the last 3 years has established himself here in the neighborhood.
During this time Alex has attended youth activities and after school Bible studies at Rock Island, Sunday night worship services at Cross & Crown and helped us with every day, work related activities throughout his 10 year friendship with us.
Yesterday the staff & volunteers of Cross & Crown were given a wonderful opportunity to witness this young man put on Christ in baptism. Here are a couple videos of he and Don as Don shares some scripture and tells a little bit of how their relationship has blossomed.