Saturday, September 21, 2013

WATER BAPTISM -- Public Profession of CHRISTian Faith

Talatala (pastor) Keperiele Duana, brother Jone -- with Suli and Jese, who were about to baptized...making public their commitment to CHRIST JESUS.

Baptism -- total immersion -- at the freshwater spring just outside Naselesele Village (Taveuni, Fiji). Our brother Jese Tamanikaiyaroi about to be immersed...

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit... (Matthew 28:19)

Our brother Suli Peckham, being baptized by Talatala Duana ("sui ni sarisari").

Suli Peckham -- baptized, totally immersed from head to foot -- officially our brother In CHRIST!

JESUS: "May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that You sent Me and that You love them as much as You love Me." (John 17:23, NLT)

Seventh Day Adventist Church members -- singing a Fijian hymn from the heart.

Qio -- SDA member and videographer -- congratulating brother Suli on his decision to fully committing his life to JESUS.

Jewel and Qio --like father, like daughter!

Our sister Eunice -- influencing young minds to loving our altogether lovely LORD JESUS.

Karolina, Waqa, Vili, Luisa and Kasanita -- at the SDA church, singing a beautiFUL hymn -- especially for the baptism celebration.

Talatala Keperiele Duana -- with a humorous Q&A with the young ones before getting down to the business of preaching:  "If the spring is dirty, so is the water."

JESUS: "Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks." (Matthew 12:34)

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my strength and my Redeemer. (Psalm 19:14)