Sunday, Oct. 13, we had a day of celebration in Kachere, 2 believers asked to be baptized, as a public testimony of their inner regeneration. Both Mrs. Lipepe and Miriam professed their faith in Jesus Christ and share their testimonies with our church in Kachere.
“Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?”Acts 10:47
We take baptisms in Malawi very seriously, as we should. The implications here are very serious. Given the Roman Catholic influence in Malawi, we want to make sure no one thinks baptism saves or prepares them for heaven.
In short, we want to avoid deceiving someone who is not a genuine believer and, through the act of baptism, catapulting them straight into hell by giving them a false hope.
Mrs. Lipepe is the blind man’s – Clever’s – wife. Miriam is a young girl who was saved during our last Evangelistic Camp in Kachere. Both of them are faithful to God and in our church in the village.
Pray for continual growth in the Lord!