Osman "Talanga" Martinez is one of my favorite people. I believe 100% that there was no chance involved in being in each others lives. We needed and continue to need each other. Talanga needed someone to see past his past and show him God's love in spite of his sins and I needed someone who understands those we minister to on their level and is able to care for and protect both them and us.
God is faithful and answers prayers.
Talanga has been struggling for a while with God's will for his life and whether he was ready to completely turn himself over to God.
Yesterday he made that decision and we had the privilege and honor of being a part of his baptism
Darwin did a wonderful job of being the "baptizer" and despite nerves did a wonderful job
Tears roll down my cheeks every time I see this picture.
God truly fills me to overflowing.
On Friday Talanga said "Ma, I think I'm ready, I want God to take my hand and walk with me and show me the way"
Oh Talanga, I pray that you realize that that is God's complete will for you, that you hunger for his lead and that you willingly follow him.
Not the best picture technically but that smile says more than can be put into words
I love him so. I pray that God will lead him and make His presence known and felt every moment of every day. It's going to be a long road but Talanga is so willing to follow His lead.