Sunday, 31 July 2011

RAD-icle baptism

Last Saturday, many of the Kudjip family attended a baptismal service--for Priscilla, Josiah, and Lydia Radcliffe.  Missionaries and nationals walked together from the main station down to the Hydro Church.  The church sits along the river.  It is such a beautiful setting with the water running in the background.  The afternoon was pleasantly warm, so we sat on the grass outside.  Pastor Agus played the guitar and sang a few Pidgin praise songs.  Uncle Harmon lead us all in reciting the Apostle's Creed.  Priscilla, Jo, and Lydia each gave testimony to what God has done and is continuing to do in their lives.  We then walked a few more steps to the Wara Kane where Harmon and Pastor Philip baptized the kids.  It was such a precious time!
I thought I would share a few pictures of Pricilla, Jo, and Lydia... from the baptism and from 9 years ago when I first came to PNG as a medical student.  I can't believe much they have grown up!  (Please don't be mad at me!  Your very proud Aunt Steph just couldn't resist.)  

Cilla is such a beautiful young lady, outside and in.

I think Jo is about ten times taller than he was 9 years ago.

Lydia was just 3 years old in this first picture :).

"We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life."
~ Romans 6:4

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