The baptism celebration last week was one that is not easily forgotten. During the celebration people munched on food, socialized, and enjoyed the fleeting sunshine.
As the baptisms began, everyone crowded the hill to watch their friends and family take this next step in their walk of faith. Each person shared their personal story of God’s grace in their life. Many of the stories had vulnerable depth and honest raw emotion, which brought tears to the eyes of some. Then it was time to be dunked.
You’d think at a baptism, just the people getting baptized would get drenched, right? Well that wasn’t the case for this special occasion. Everyone left the party soaked after the rain shower from God. The rain poured down, people fled for cover, but the baptisms went on!
There needed to be more than downpour to break up this party. A large amount of the crowd stayed to watch each one of their HPC family members get baptized. All in all, the day was a success. (Success in Pastor Nic’s eyes was that neither he nor anyone else died in the lightning storm.)
Hear the stories behind the baptisms!