WARNING: Blogs are nice, but completely inadequate for a day like this one.Today, Sunday, July 30th, is Barbara's birthday--in more ways than one! Part of the reason for her visit here in Wilmore was to be baptized. Cindy and I are thrilled about this. We went to Southland Christian Church this morning, but we saved the baptism until the afternoon. Our new friends, Jason and Keri, used to preach at a small Christian Church outside of Nicholasville. That church (Elk Fork Christian Church) has merged into another church, Sulphur Well Christian Church (see above).
Jason and Keri's friends at Sulphur Well Christian Church were gracious to allow us to use their baptistry for the grand occasion. They even joined the celebration. Our Meghan sat with Jason and Keri's Meghan and Hannah while we prepared for the baptism.
The water was chilly and Barbara was nervous, but she was brave! She didn't hesitate to step into the water for the great sacrament. Her daughter, my lovely wife, joined us.
Barbara made her confession of faith and Cindy and I were honored to be a part of the baptism.
After the baptism, Jason and Keri took us out to Elm Fork Christian Church's abandoned building. He preached there while he was in seminary.
Keri said they used to be sure to go to the restroom before leaving for church because this outhouse was the only option once folks arrived for services. The weeds have grown up around it now. But I digress! This day was huge. I leave you with this picture of a mother/daughter celebrating the culmination of years of prayers that are being honored by God, who is always faithful.