Sunday, October 6, 2013

Baptismal Service

      There have been many baptismal services here since we have arrived.  Some have been in the ocean.  Some have been for individuals.  However, last Saturday, after the Women's Conference, we had a service for seven children and one adult.  The adult was the wife of a member - the brother in baptismal clothes.  Terry was able to baptize his wife!


         This is the only picture with the sister missionaries.  Sorry it is not more clear!
      The baptismal font is outdoors.  There is a fence all around the font.  Everyone gathers close to see the baptisms - just like at home.
      There had been a lovely service in the chapel before the baptisms.  Three of the children spoke.  After the baptisms, they all returned to the chapel for a brief meeting.  Then they had refreshments in the cultural hall.  A Samoan saying was shared with us all!

"We teach our children to be happy, not to be rich -
Then when they grow up, they will know the value of things - not just the price!"

1 comment:

  1. It looks like there is a lot of white in Vanuatu. That's what a mission is all about. Keep it up.