Last night we had an awesome baptism service at Berlin First Baptist Church!  Three churches combined and we baptized about 20 people.  The service crossed ethnic, denominational, and language barriers.  Two churches were Baptist, while the other was Mennonite.  Two were English-speaking, one was Spanish-speaking.  Baptizing about 20 people and having everything translated into both languages made for a two-hour service.  But praise God that there were so many people making public professions of faith, and that two often-segregated communities came together to celebrate and worship Christ!  Sure, we got home late, but I’ll stay up all night anytime for something of such magnitude and significance!

At the end of the worship service so many people responded to the invitation that the Hispanic responders overflowed to Pastor Daryl and me.  It was truly awesome!  What a great celebration we had.  Here’s how one young attender felt about it:

There were two young girls baptized from CrossWay, about six from SonRise, and around 13 from Nuevo Amanacer (I lost track of exact numbers).

One little girl from another church was excitedly telling her friends: “I’m getting appetized!”

Published in: on March 12, 2008 at 2:33 pm  Comments (2)  

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  1. The crooked binky and speck of food on her forehead says she partied hard.

  2. Yeah, plus she looks a little tired. Perhaps even bewildered.

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