Last Sunday 7 people were baptized! It was wonderful!
Here is the path down to the water..
This pic was taken on Saturday, so no, that's not someone getting baptized, its just someone having a bath...
After the baptism, the church had a mumu... that is a feast in PNG... they kill a pig, and make this fire pit, that you see here, and roast the pig, sweet potatoes (they call them kaukau... pronounced,
cow-cow) and tapiok... thats a root of a tree, and other stuff, and then roast it for awhile, and then cook rice and boiled bananas... As we were dishing the mumu onto people's plate, some people were only getting pig fat for meat, and you could still see roasted pig hair in it... it was pretty awful looking, but they were all excited to get it!! So that's what matters I guess!!!
Anyways, here is Jim, on the left , and Michael, on the Right, readying the mumu place...
Sunday morning, we had a lot of visitors for the baptism!! We couldn't get everyone in the pic, but you get the basic idea... I think there were about 200 people there in all..
Here are the nationals giving there testimonies of salvation...
from left to right ( Jim, Philemon, Micheal, his wife Jacqueline, Sister Fay, Hannah, and Jim's wife, Cathy.)
Here they are at the baptism sight.
As you can see, they put a tarp in the water to cut down a little on the dirt and muck...
People here throw crushed flowers in the water as people are getting baptized.. So that's whats floating in the water.
Here is Cathy getting baptized.
And here is Philemon..
And this is some of the reception line waiting to hug all the people that got baptized!
Thank you for taking the time to pray for these people, and for the baptism! Please continue to pray that the Lord will keep them faithful, and serving him!!