Baptisms in the River

Singing the song “Gonna lay down my burdens.  Down by the riverside.  Down by the riverside.  Down by the riverside.  Gonna lay down my burdens.  Down by the riverside…” has a real meaning.  78 people were baptized in the river and into the SDA church.  Three of these 78 were from our staff.  The choir was singing, the water was cold and the wind was blowing.  It was a beautiful experience to see these people come to the river to be baptized. 

We started by gathering at the church.  The few vehicles were packed with people (the typical African way).  Then after parking we walked on through the bush to the water.

          

The minister asked a series of questions and the people raised their hands to respond.  One older lady could not stand so she sat in the front of the others. 

                 

The choir and all sang while everyone was walking into the water.  Each baptism was beautiful and we know that each person was blessed. 

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Join us in praying for all of those that came to Jesus! 

                                                                      

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.  Matthew 28:19-20