Sunday, February 20, 2011

Baptizing Disciples

Originally a group of people from the Gramothe church was supposed to be baptized in December while I was in the States for the holidays. I was really bummed about missing the baptism. However, the waterfall where they typically do baptisms was dry, so it was postponed. Two weeks ago a group from the Gramothe church and the visiting medical team traveled to Ibo Beach for the baptismal service. 

Ibo Beach
February 6th, 2011
Checking out the water upon arriving.

Looking for shells to take home before the baptism.

 Willem asked a visiting pastor to share about the significance of being baptized.

 There was a nice gazebo area that we gathered under prior to getting in the water.

One of my high school girls. Her parents did not want her to get baptized and actually encouraged her not to do it.

I don't think any of the Haitians knew how to swim. Some of them were nervous about being in the water. The deacons helped them walk out to the dunking spot, but the water was still only knee high there.

The younger boys (David, Monley, and Rosias) found lots of shells to bring home and were soaked before we left. Are you surprised?

Some kids and the deacons playing after the service.

The following Sunday each of the people who were baptized shared briefly during church. They each gave the reason they chose to be baptized. It was a great day of celebration for the Gramothe church!

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