August Brings Renewal and New Beginnings!
The Spirit was moving through the waters … Zaavan Arthur Machado was baptized on Aug. 5, 2018 at Spirit in The Desert Retreat Center. The mother is Kayla Hanson and the father is Alejandro Machado. Grand-uncle is Jim Hanson, Faith Mentor at Spirit in the Desert.
Jim describes it this way: “There was a gathering of around 25 people for this event. Which went from just being a baptism to a kind of family reunion. Or better yet, a family union, because the two different sides of the family had not come together like this before. Two families, each with a different history and story to tell. Brought together by God’s love and grace for a little baby. Together, all shared in the baptism and celebration. Zaavan seemed to enjoy it, too!”
“Now, if only I could have half as much fun living in my baptismal waters as he does,” grand-uncle Jim says.
“And a little child shall lead them.” Isaiah 11:6
Zaavan’s grandpa, Craig Hanson, blesses his grandson using the words from 27 years ago that he used for his daughter, Kayla, Zaavan’s mother. Read this inspiring message here!