Baptisms

Today we baptised 17 people who are a part of our church. To watch the people who chose today to be baptised as an act of obedience to their Lord Jesus was wonderful. The age range was from 7 years old to 60 something!  I am in awe that I have been privileged to be a part of their spiritual journey so far. They come from such varied backgrounds and all have their story to tell of how they came to be where they are today. I could hardly contain my excitement. One lady, who has to use a walker was so adamant she was getting baptised. She had asked me a couple of months earlier and I was so excited when she entered the water today. It was difficult, it was a ‘swallow the pride’ moment as she worked to get into the pool, and yet she was so determined. She loves her Jesus, and you can tell. Her face just beams.

She has become a good friend of mine. She was one of the first ladies I met when I arrived here. Her name is Maggie.

Maggie and I

Maggie and I

Maggie baptism

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She lives in a hostel here in town as she needs renal dialysis 3 times a week and so it is impossible for her to return home for long periods of time. She started following Jesus last year, we prayed together on a day in October and she has been a different Maggie since. She is sometimes in a lot of pain, but when we pray together, the pain dissipates. I don’t understand why God hasn’t healed her completely, but she keeps coming to Him, and asks for prayer. These people are my heroes. Many of them face such adversity, and yet they continue on. Their God carries them.

It was a special day today. There were salvations and baptisms. People that had never come to church before but got on the church bus, chose to follow Jesus. And are keen to begin doing Bible Studies. Tears were flowing. Hearts were changing. The Holy Spirit was so strong I could hardly stand whilst I was praying for people. Exciting times. All I can say, is I feel blessed to be a part of God at work and say “more Lord, More!!”

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  1. Becky

    Oh, my, what a wonderful day. I so wish I could have been there to see this, and to be a part of the spirit moving like that. And how wonderful for you as a mother too! Bless you both! We never forget to pray for you and for your heart for that area.

    • Thanks Becky! Yeah I think you would have enjoyed it. Let’s pray it continues. Hope to see you in these parts again soon 🙂 We thank you for your prayer support. It was so cool to see Josiah get baptised. He is so excited.

  2. Reb, your posts always warm my heart! You guys are amazing – so beautiful to see what God is doing through you guys! xo

    • Thanks Tara. It was so lovely to see the church working together, and really enjoying one another’s company. It seemed that everyone got a little closer to one another and we felt like family. There was a wonderful excitement in the place!

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