Monday, June 1, 2009
Yesterday we had the privilege of going to a combined baptism service with a few of the churches in Iquitos. It was a full day of baptisms, soccer, lots of kids and food. The baptisms were held in a "pool" back in the jungle a bit. It was a beautiful, serene setting and it was beautiful to see how the Lord is working in the lives of the people in Iquitos. There were about 15-20 people who were baptized and as the one by one got into the pool to be baptized the rest of us were singing. Well, I was trying to sing…I did recognize one of the songs and it was beautiful to hear everyone singing. It was different because I am used to baptisms in the US where we all cheer and rejoice (outloud) after each baptism. This didn't happen here but it was still beautiful. After there were soccer games and kids playing and a picnic. It was wonderful to experience our first baptism in Peru. And it was awesome to see how the Lord is working in Iquitos!