There are few things that I like better…

There are only a few things that I like better than baptisms. There is something about that step of obedience, that confirmation of the faith of new believers, and the determination to live a lifetime of discipleship. I’m always excited to take part. It’s even better when the baptisms represent the fruit of believers that are working to plant churches.

This time, I had the privilege of participating in the baptismal ceremony for the church in Holcá, Yucatán, which took place in Dzilam de Bravo. Pastor Angelino Ek, one of our Jesus Film Team members invited me to share during the service before taking part in the ceremony. What’s more, Kelly and the kids were there to participate and document it all! I’ve attached a YouTube video of the preaching and a gallery of the photos at the end of this post. Enjoy!

Participating in the service with Angelino Ek.
Participating i...
Sharing extemporaneously from Romans 6.
Sharing extempo...
Juan and his wife Mari, recent converts, ready to be baptized.
Juan and his wi...
Leading the way to the site of the baptisms. I'll take the ocean over the baptistry any day!
Leading the way...
I think that the expression is because I had reached the mud. Yuck!
I think that th...
Giving final instructions.
Giving final in...
Receiving Mari's confession of faith.
Receiving Mari&...
Mari is baptized!
Mari is baptized!
Baptizing Juan.
Baptizing Juan.
Prayer to close the service.
Prayer to close...
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Bautizos de Hol...
Congratulations given on the beach. Thank God for new life!
Congratulations...
Even Kaixin was excited about joining in!
Even Kaixin was...
Afterwards, "agua de coco" for everyone.
Afterwards, &qu...
We took the coastal road on the way home. A bit bumpy and narrow, but this reward made it worth it.
We took the coa...

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