On Thursday, August 12th, Heather Hsu was baptized into Christ at Alki Beach. It was an incredibly beautiful evening that was topped off with an out of this world sunset!
Heather and her husband Gene moved to Seattle from San Francisco a little more than two years ago. At that time their son, Aiden was three years old. Heather and Gene enrolled Aiden in Kenney’s Korner, the West Seattle preschool owned and operated by Bernadette Anderson. Within a few months, Heather began initiating conversations about our church and issues of faith in God. She also noticed interesting new behavior in her son, Aiden including his interest in saying a prayer before meals. Bernie invited her to Women’s Day and she attended. Over the next two years, they started to study the Bible along with some of the sisters from the West Seattle Mission Town. There were also great family outings that included memorable camping trips.
Heather is a Scientist, trained in bio chemistry and currently working in drug safety research. God provided support and friendship for her in Sanna Kolave-Jeffrey, a Westside sister who is also an educated scientist; The two became fast friends.
All of Heather’s close friends in the church have been inspired by witnessing the power of God at work in her heart and mind. Heather spent many months deeply searching the scriptures for truth and faith, and she found both.
Bernadette says, “Heather has become a dear and treasured friend and our sons now refer to each other as brothers.”
Truly God has… “determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.” -ACTS 17:26-27