Monday, March 28, 2011

Baptisms by Numbers

In February, some of the kids at the CRC had the opportunity to start taking the missionary discussions.  I was elated when I found out and made sure to attend the first discussion.  The missionaries committed everyone in that discussion to be baptized and on March 19, 2011 they were all baptized. 

It was an awesome event.  There were eight others who were also baptized along with our eight.  It brought me to tears seeing all those people in white starting on the path that leads to eternal life.  It was such a blessing for me to be a part of it all. 

The missionaries started making weekly visits to meet with us at the CRC.  We also started a morning scripture study with all the kids preparing for baptism.   


I had to take lots of snaps of everyone in their white clothes.

The girls…from left to right: Ethel (who was baptized in October), Bridget, Me, and Diana.


The boys…Festose, Josephat, Lweendo, and Bwalya.


All the kids.


Lord, George, and Innocent did the baptizing.  Justin (one of the workers on the farm) was also baptized.  I love seeing him come to church every Sunday.  He’s a good man.


Here they are patiently waiting for the baptism to start.


These kids have been coming to church ever since I’ve known them.  They’ve wanted to be a part of this marvelous work but have been unable to be baptized because they are orphans.  As they were confirmed members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days, I couldn’t help but be grateful for this miracle.  They will now play a crucial role in helping to build the Kingdom in Zambia. 


Stephanie said...

What a neat experience. I love the way those kids look in white! :) Gorgeous. Keep up on that morning scripture study. They need your good example more than ever now. Love you

Heidi said...

Makes me happy. What neat experiences you are having. Sure love those kids.