Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Baptism at Devleskero Kher

   Any day when there is a baptism at church, it’s a day to celebrate.  1 July in Kosice, Devleskero Kher (DK) or God’s House in English, a majority Roma congregation held baptism services.  Representing different communities where DK house churches meet, the people who came forward for baptism were each prepared to share their testimony and publicly profess Jesus as Lord. 
   I (Shane) was honored to be asked to preach at this service and to share in the celebration of Baptism and observance of the Lord’s Supper.  Since this was the final sermon I will preach before heading back to the United States for furlough, it was very meaningful. 
   As I said, a baptism is something to celebrate.  On 1 July, we really celebrated when fourteen people were baptized (Stefan and Miro are also in the photo – they are church leaders)!  Praise the Lord that the miracle of salvation and new life in Christ is still possible because of God’s grace.