Sunday, May 23, 2010

Baptismal Service at Church

     Today we had a baptismal service at church. At Nations, they do a baptismal service once a year. Because you can't go to the river here to baptize someone, we need to use a swimming pool. One of the other missionaries and I were joking that if you baptized people in the rivers here, you would baptize them and then you might hear the words, "Today you will be with me in paradise." Needless to say, the rivers here are not safe to be in.
     It was a wonderful service and 56 people were baptized. Some of the people being baptized were kids from the Esperanza Viva. My heart was thrilled when I saw that Fernando and Ivet were being baptized. They came into the home last year and I have witnessed such growth in them. It is beautiful to see the lives of the children at Esperanza Viva flourish in their walk with the Lord.
Jerry speaking before the baptism. 
This is the line of people waiting to be baptized.  It brought tears to my eyes.
This is a video of Fernando being baptized.

Here is Ivet waiting, she was crying also.
This is one of Erin's friends from Sunday School.
Ivet coming out of the water.
Ivet and Fernando after being baptized.
More worship.
After church there was a grand time of fellowship.  What an awesome way to spend the day with the body of Christ.