Third Sunday in a row but this time it was a total surprise to the men leading the church service. This fine group of young guys appeared for church, sat in the back, and then came forward and asked to be baptized. So while the littles waited, these seven received their desired request. AMEN!
Sunday afternoon as we moved between locations in the villages we came upon this area. I was slow to come up to the area everyone else was heading, when all of a sudden I heard George say “Shary, you are going to remember this place very well.” At first I must admit it didn’t grab me. The main road was now paved, the area more advanced with homes scattered here and there, and not much foliage as I had remembered from five years ago. Yup, it was February 5, 2012 according to my photo info, when I came to this church, had to walk across ‘those sticks’ where is all began for us. This is where it all started for us to get to this point and this place today. After a bit of searching and digging into my old photos I found the info I was looking for. The first ones (2) show the old 2012 timeline, the others from Sunday. I was caught up in the moment, or a few moments for that matter. Wow!! Yup, the toilet hadn’t changed either. It was climbing up to the ‘throne’ no less. (Sorry no photo folks!)
Ten new baptisms, two of whom are infants. One is Samuel’s son Benjamin and the other is Samreich’s son Emmanuel. What a wonderful day.
This past Sunday was an exciting occasion to be able to worship with two of the three congregations that came together in Snor. In addition it was even more exciting for those who chose to be baptized on this day. It was a total of 10, two of them being infants, (one of them Pastor Samuel’s son Benjamin and the other Samreich’s son Emmanuel). Pastor Samuel and George were the caretakers of this perfect moment these ten souls now redeemed in Christ. Amen!!!
More photos following this post !
Sorting through the photos and videos of our first church service, a coming together of two of three villages for the day. We started out our day about 8:15 am in a tuk tuk heading out to service and returned about 3:30 in the afternoon. As I sort thru it all I’ll send a few things to those of you who have not been here as yet or are following this journey to pray for this ministry. Thank you to our local partners for their loving care of us and embracing us into their daily lives as we serve our God together.
The video attached on the main fb page shows the before church singing led by the angelic voice of Pastor Samuel’s energetic wife. I was holding their son Benjamin while taking this and gratefully he was a patient 8 month old fellow at that point.