David Meyer’s search for that something missing in life culminated in baptism at Columbia City Church, Lake City, Fla. The two- to three-year search had intensified as his sight reached legally blind status and an infected leg required an amputation. Meyer also could not continue in work as a communication tech and was physically challenged so as to no longer be a volunteer fireman nor EMS.
After moving closer to family, Meyer began surfing through Roku channels for Christian programming. Finding half-hour programs on an unfamiliar station, “Amazing Facts,” along with “Prophecy Hour,” “Questions and Answers,” and other weekly programing, the purpose of life became clear. Truth was presented in a different manner than the familiar — using total biblical evidence and current and historical facts. After hearing Doug Batchelor’s conversion story and the beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Holy Spirit left the impression to join this Church.
Next, he sought a church to fulfill his desire to be baptized. Via phone, Meyer contacted a local church requesting a visit to discuss baptism during the midst of the COVID pandemic. Unfortunately, the doors of the church were closed for services and visits were not an option. After returning to Google to find another Adventist church, Meyer was greatly surprised to discover one only a mile away!
The following Wednesday, Meyer and his wife found themselves in the parking lot of Columbia City Seventh-day Adventist Church. No one was present. A phone call brought the discovery that prayer meeting was on hold. However, a plan was put in motion for church members to provide transportation to enable the couple to attend Sabbath services.
Following the first Sabbath-day service, Bible studies were planned twice a week using the series published by Amazing Facts. The enemy placed bumps in the road that presented hard choices, including a partial finger amputation, but August 7 became the baptism date.
A “walking sermon” of the text: “Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content,” Philippians 4:11.Meyer naturally shares what he has seen and heard about Jesus to any family and friends who will listen.
What a blessing Meyer has become while waiting to find a place in service for the Church and for the One who called him into His marvelous light!
Florida | December 2021