March 16, 2012

Baptisms in Lima, Peru

By Sis. Jan Berneau

Bro. Jim Hunter (Linkman for Peru) shares that on February 19th, he had the pleasure of baptizing two new sisters in Lima. The satisfaction was compounded by their being not only the first sisters in the meeting but also the wives of Brethren, so that there are now two complete families in the little ecclesia.

Gloria Marcos (Right on Photo) is the wife of Bro. Flavio Carmona, while Katia Rivas (Left) is married to Bro. Julián Enríquez. Shortly after the baptisms, carried out in a wading pool in the back yard of Flavio and Gloria’s house, our two new sisters were received into fellowship in a particularly joyous memorial service presided over by Rec. Bro. César Franklin.

To add a little spice to the occasion, Katia was 8½ months pregnant, giving rise to the somewhat anxious hope that the day of her rebirth in Christ would come around before the birth of the new member of the family! But by God’s grace all went well with the rebirths, and exactly two weeks later, on Sunday, March 4th, the happiness was completed when Sis. Katia gave birth to a healthy little girl, a welcome little sister to her and Julián’s two young sons. We pray that our Father in heaven may continue to bless, strengthen and prosper the Lima Ecclesia to his honour and glory.

The Lima Ecclesia

In the photo, from left to right appear all five members of the Lima Ecclesia: Julián and Katia, Gloria, her husband Flavio and César. Also in the picture is Nahuel, 10-year-old son of Flavio and Gloria and a very good little Bible student in his own right!

by Sis. Jan Berneau


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