Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Baptisms by a Rice Paddy

Today we attended the first of 4 baptisms of people in our villages. We gathered at the church for a brief meeting, then the candidates and church members climbed into a tractor wagon with some of our team for the ride through the rice paddies to the baptism site at the canal. Several of us walked along the red dirt road with the peaceful green rice fields spread out in every direction. Colorful birds, butterflies, and dragonflies flew about. It was so beautiful! Seven people were baptized from Potlapadu. We gave them new Telegu Bibles as a special gift. You can see from the smiles, the joy they felt!

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