Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Baptisms

New life is all around us. 

A few weeks ago, we attended our first Ethiopian Orthodox baptism. Boy babies are baptized and named on day 40, while girls are baptized and named on day 80. 

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We went to church at 6:00 am.

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I didn’t know we could take pictures until after we got there, so I only got several on my phone.
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Because of our friendship with the family, Jon was asked to receive Nati out of the water and into a warm blanket.
 
A few weeks later, we heard the wonderful news that our friend, D* was to be baptized at an International Evangelical Christian church.
 
When the girls heard this news, their first question was, “Umm, is D* going to wear clothes?"
 
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Yes, D wore clothes. :)
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 D’s testimony of how God pursued him is so encouraging.
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His smile upon climbing out of the waters was precious and powerful. 
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Glory to God, great things He has done!
 
 
 
Okay, that was my packing break. Here is how my house looks right now.
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We hired someone to buy mattresses for us. I was picturing a thin, flimsy kind so I doubled up for the beds. Now I have double the thick foam mattresses we need. Headache. 
Can you pray we can find a buyer for the extras in the next day?  And also, don’t take your return policies for granted. :)
 
Time to get back to boxes.
 
 

4 comments:

leah said...

love those baptism pictures of D, that smile says it all! praying for you as you pack & prepare to move.

Todd ~ Teresa said...

Well....too many mattresses are better than not enough mattreesses. We will pray that the right person will be found. Love the comment about the clothes. Kids are great!

Heather Hoerr said...

I'm packing boxes right now too and my house looks equally messy! But I'm thankful I don't have mattresses to get rid of. :) Praying for your move and transition coming up soon...

Mike and Shari said...

Praying for you as you travel and transition to life in the Highlands!