Any photo tour (just like hiking trips) is a good chance to build closer relationships with people we are reaching and spend more intensive time than during the year in weekly classes.
On this day we had baptism!
One of the things that makes evangelical Christianity unique is that we get baptised in a mature and contious age. THis was the example that we saw in Jesus Christ.
On this beautiful Sunday morning under the open sky we began the priesthood of baptism.
Fifteen people said the most important words “I believe” and ebtered the sacred covenant with God. They gave a vow of good conscience
Then we had a celebratory service, where we had communion. In the end we everyone congratulated the people who did the most important decision in their life.
Our last worship service was special, and it was as if nothing of the kind had happened before!
Sasha Prikhodko and Lesha Nesterenko were ordained deacon. Although the de facto brothers have been serving in the church for a long time, this Saturday it was reinforced by “de jure”, if one can say so. We had many guests and we were enriched by the shepherds of friendly churches: Vitaly Yevtushenko and Anatoly Lykholay. Again we were reminded of loving people and doing ALL as for the Lord, even when you are already tired and do not understand why you are doing this. And a very touching moment was when Brother Vitaly washed the feet of our brothers and at some point it seemed that Christ himself again showed us an example to follow …