Monday, August 17, 2009

Our First Baptism




This past Sunday we had our first baptism. It was a historic day for our church. It marked the first time that we were able to use our new baptistry and also the first time that I was given the honor to baptize. We were blessed to have 13 candidates for baptism. There were 11 kids and 2 adults. My first victim...er...I mean baptizee was a young boy named Jerome. Everything went really well and all 13 of them made it out ok. The only minor setback was that we found a leak in the baptistry. Thankfully, most of the candidates were shorter (ever tried to baptize at low tide?) and there weren't any problems. It was an exciting day and we were very blessed. We pray that all of those who were baptized will continue to follow and obey God in whatever He has for them.
-Ptr. Matt & Rina-
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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Smile Sunday

This past Sunday we had an exciting event that we called "Smile Sunday". We announced that we would be giving away free toothbrushes and toothpaste to anyone who attended our 10am service. We put up some signs and our youth group had a contest to see who could come up with the best advertisement/logo. We had a pretty good turnout. There were 7 first time visitors and many non-regular attendees. Everything went well and everyone left with a smile :)

-Ptr. Matt & Rina-
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Prayer Request

This afternoon, Rina had to have all four of her wisdom teeth removed. They had been bothering her for around a week and two of them were impacted. The surgery went really well and lasted just under an hour. The Dr. used local anesthesia for the pain. If there are any of you that have had this procedure done before, then you know the pain that is associated with it. Aside from the swelling and discomfort, she is doing good. The Dr. said that she had a "mouth of steel" in reference to her pain tolerance...or so I'm told. I know she would appreciate your prayers as she goes through the healing process for the next couple of weeks. We did receive a great blessing when after the surgery, the Dr. told us that his services would be free of charge on the account of us being missionaries. We are very blessed!

-Ptr. Matt & Rina-
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