I have to say, baptisms are very beautiful things. This passed Sunday, nine people publicly declared that they belong to Jesus.
Most times, I prefer just to experience life, and not photograph it, but these are the occasions in which I am very thankful for my teammates that are completely on top of the "taking pictures thing". [in other words... I took absolutely none of these pictures]
"We're marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion!"
just kidding... We're marching to the rice field dike.
Andrew is asking the participants questions as to whether or not each of them was prepared to leave behind their old life and be a light for Jesus. Each of them responded with a resounding "YES!" (well... "SIN!" is what they actually said, which means "yes" in Kiriol)
The newest members of "Igreja Menonita" here in GB
Meet Neusa - she has been really involved in one of the womens' bible studies we hold here. She also has a little son and is the wife to Rozalio (see picture 3).
Siaka - he's one of the guys involved in our cashew business here, and has recently been added to the church council. It is Gibby, by the way, who is helping Andrew baptize new believers (see previous blog posts on the pig project).
Here's Rozalio - husband to Neusa. He also makes beautiful clothes here in Catel.
Meet Lona! Lona is a really dynamic personality and has an incredible talent for getting people hyped up. As well as being involved in the pig project, he is a recent addition to the church council.
Tino - He's been a faithful attender of our church here and happens to be the son of the school director here in Catel.
And....Domingas! On several occasions, I have been incredibly encouraged by her faith. She is a light in her house and a leader of the women there.
Braima - The older brother of Augustu, and husband of my best friend Di (see next picture). He teaches social studies to 4th-6th graders as well. If you look closely, you might notice Braima's younger brother Augustu, also a Christian and avid evangelist to their family, beaming.
Di! If you every can't find me at the mission house or in my gardens, I'm probably hanging out with Di at her house.
Here is Salifu, another result of Augustu's evangelism. I also spend a lot of time with his wife Loti and their eight-month-old daughter Leonara.
So now you are all caught up on what happened recently. Like I have said before, it's a beautiful and exciting life here in Catel. God is doing amazing work! We know for sure, though, that the devil doesn't like it, for he is also at work here in Catel. Please pray for these new lights in Catel, that they would strengthened and blessed in their walk.
Until next time!