We Gather At the River
A few weeks ago, I once again joined
my friend Judy Martin at Mahaffey Camp where thousands of devout Christian Missionary
Alliance church members gathered for their annual get-together. This year I was
able to spend only one day at the camp, but during my short visit I managed to
witness and videoape river baptisms. Under sunny skies, on the banks of the Susquehanna
River in Mahaffey, approximately 35 people pledged and in some instances repledged
their individual lives to Jesus Christ. Several entire families walked into the
water and were baptized together.
Whatever one's religious
affiliation, to witness the faithful pledge their lives to Christ is a moving
experiencee...much as those who watched John the Baptist as he baptized the faithful
in the waters of the Jordan River must have been moved.
my experience at Mahaffey Camp 2007, I have broached the subject of river baptisms
with family and friends. The majority say they have never seen a true river baptism.
The baptism video can
be seen here.
day in History
1832: Wilmore Post Office opens.
Matthew Webb became the first person to swim the English Channel.
The National Park Service was established.
was liberated by U.S. and French troops during World War ll.
John L. Lewis announces 2.00 per day wage increase for miners.
A little girl walked into the bathroom while her mother
was applying her makeup. "I'm going to look just like you, Mommy!" she announced.
when you grow up," her mother told her.
I just put on some of that Oil of Old Lady you always use."
from Home Page Country
Nanty Glo... Millie Fenchak sends greetings to friends near and far. Millie says
her age is a closely guarded secret but admits to being the same age as my hubby.