Thursday, October 23, 2014

October Update Pt 1 (Pastor Pete, Bible Club, Baptisms!)

So on the 2nd of October our pastor Pete from our sending church in Bellingham, WA arrived on a late night flight into KK International. Pete had a packed schedule with teaching at our ACTION Pastors College, visiting other AZ ministries and preparing for our pastors' retreat at Ciyanjano. So we got to work right away; we spent some time shopping in Kamwala buying some gifts for our supporters and bunch of stuff for a local orphanage and also buying stuff we needed for Ciyanjano Bible Club that night. At the end of the first full day here, we had him lead the message at Bible Club on the meaning, purpose and reasons for baptism for believers in Jesus. We had Jailos Sakala do the translating to be sure that the message was clear. And then the best part was that with our pastor's blessing and with all the kids from Bible Club watching, I had the honor and privilege of getting to baptize Ethel, Lucas, and Joy. They'd been asking to be baptized for more than a year and we were really waiting until we were sure they understood the meaning of their decision and give them a chance to show their profession of faith with all their friends watching. It was a such joy and we're praying that other kids at Bible Club that have professed faith in Christ will also want to be baptized!







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