We like to do things a bit differently at Grace Community Church and it's always great to mix regular Sunday fellowship with fun, laughter and lots of food. So this morning we had our service in Daniel's garden and baptised four folk in the swimming pool. It was a real privilege for me to be doing the baptisms with Mervin. We started with a time of worship before the dunkings and after the formalities the adults decamped to the rest of the garden for food whilst the kids colonised the pool.
As promised, the weather was in the low 30's and the Southeaster was kind to us by not blowing too hard. All in all, it was a perfect way to spend the morning at church!
Jesus' final instruction to his disciples was to 'make disciples of every nation, baptising them in the name of the father, the son & the holy spirit'. What a joy it is to faithfully follow Christ and his teachings!
Each of the folk being baptised gave a short but moving testimony, Linda was no exception
Whilst the others were eager to get out of the pool ASAP, Alberto just wanted to receive as much blessing as possible. Amazingly as we were praying for him after he'd been baptised his whole face changed and became very bright. He certainly met with God! Alberto had removed his hearing aid for his baptism, but incredibly was able to hear everything that was said which is a real miracle!!
Baptising 84 year old Aunty Alla was an incredible privilege!
Robyn lead the charge into the pool, launching herself from the stoop