New Life ... New Beginning ... New Level
August 17, 2011
|One of the fishing vessels on site at the baptism ... hmm|
Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River a couple of millennium ago. Sarah (17), Rose (16), and Hannah (18) were baptized in the Nile River just days ago! On Saturday, August 14, 2011. It was not the novelty of it that motivated their request for baptism. It was a desire for a public expression of the substantial spiritual changes accomplished by the Lord Jesus in them while here in Uganda. Each of these amazing young ladies have spent nearly 7 weeks living life with Pam and me. None of them are the same girls they were when they arrived in Africa back in July. Each has a story to tell. This blog can't tell the story, but it can give you a summary ... in their own words.
|Sarah ... valuable member of the New Creation|
ROSE: "I grew up in a Christian home with fabulous parents and grandparents that nurtured me and taught me, and brought me up to love Jesus. I asked God into my heart when I was 3 years old under the conviction that I didn't want to burn forever in a lake of fire in hell. But I still lived like an orphan. I lived as a walking dead man on the inside for almost all my life. I was baptized by my Dad when I was 12 years old along with several other kids in our church, but it wasn't significant for me. It didn’t mean anything to me. It was just something that every Christian did and it was cool to be able to tell people that I had been baptized. It wasn't until I started planning this trip last year that I realized how much trouble I was getting myself into. I realized what a mess I was creating for myself and other people by the way I was living my life.
|Rose ... new beginning!|
|Hannah ... new level of living!|
|Amazing SEVEN weeks!|
|THREE changed lives!|