This afternoon we were able to attend a baptism of 14 young people, most of them missionary kids and 2 Cameroonians. It was encouraging to hear them share with all those by the riverside and the many cars that drove by their testimony – It was a very public profession of their faithWe shared this part of the river with the people that were washing come taxis along the side of the road, they didn’t really stop but I noticed when we were singing Amazing Grace there were several other Cameroonians that came to watch what we were doing.
Our boys enjoyed watching some of their friends get baptized, even in the muddy river. Please continue to pray for all the missionary kids that they will seek to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
As they traveled along the road, they came to some water and the eunuch said, “Look, here is water. Why shouldn’t I be baptized?” And he gave orders to stop the chariot. Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him. Acts 8:36-38 NIV
What a great experience – and a great text. It reminded me of a baptismal service we attended in Salvador, Brazil. We continue to pray.