Sunday, August 28, 2016


Two of our oldest girls, who also happen to be sisters, were baptized today after church! Just over a year ago (I think... I could be way off), younger sister B. was with Danyelle and said she accepted Jesus into her heart. She hadn't been baptized yet and recently started asking about it quite a bit. She went to church with us for awhile, but over the past couple months had been going with the tía and some of the other kids to a different church. We hoped we could have her baptized one day at our church (she'd previously told us she wanted baptized there too), but to be honest, we never really looked into it much. 

A few weeks ago, Savannah arrived back to Cochabamba and Belinda talked to her about being baptized, too. Shyrlen had never told me she wanted to be baptized too, but after talking with Savannah and Pastor Fernando, it was decided that both girls would be baptized at Belén! 

Today was the much-awaited baptism. Most of the current tías (even a couple not working today) wanted to come as well as a few former tías who knew the girls when they were younger and all of the kids came to church with us today. It was quite the crowd for such a special event!

After church we invited a few of our friends over for lunch and to celebrate a little more. Sarah made a cake and we bought Bibles to give the girls. Everyone signed them and they received some really sweet, encouraging messages. I'm so happy we were able to be a part of such an important day for them!

Happy Baptism!

1 comment:

Rudi and Carla Booher said...

Thank you so much, Hannah for sharing this precious day with us!
What a blessing! I also loved seeing all those "old" Tias back together
with you all!!