Water baptism & Baptism in the Spirit

Baptism1Baptism had been a topic for quite some time already, and a number of unbaptized members fo the community had been looking forward to it, to declare to the world the new lives that they have in Jesus. So some spritual and even practical preparaions were made beforehand for it. Finally twelve people decided to be baptized.

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A happy family gathering

Ferdis Family smallFerdi came to be with us in the rehab six months ago. Drug addiction controlled his life for many years. It made his family suffer a lot, especially his wife and four children. Every day, he was under the influence of crystal meth. He was in the cycle of buying and selling drugs, not noticing what a big slave he has become to drugs. The dosage of his consumption grew more and more.

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Tacloban

Tacloban005As soon as we landed in Tacloban, we were confronted with the destruction that we had only seen on the news. Starting at the airport and the drive to our accommodations, chaos and debris was everywhere. Although life goes on, people are clean, dressed up and smiling; some businesses are open while some are struggling to start, yet signs of what they have just survived are glaringly clear. Many have lost family members, homes and businesses. Yet, these people have stolen my heart...

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