"And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." D&C 84:88

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Baptism at Mdantsane 1st Ward

We attended the baptism in the Mdantsane First Ward today.  It was a good experience to see 7 people enter into the waters of baptism.  The talks were good and the message was sweet.  Sister Thomas played the piano for the service.

One baptism of a little girl was a very real challenge for the father.  The girl was extremely afraid of the water and this caring father was struggling with the commitment it takes to put a scared daughter down in the water.  After about four attempts, Bishop Jada stood and went up next to the font and simply instructed the father in the living words of a wise bishop.  He simply instructed the father, "Baptize your Child".  It was all the instruction that was needed.

The Father then took the courage to place his daughter under the water.  We all felt like clapping when she was finally baptized successfully.

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