(May 3, 2015) Maureen McQuillan recalls a memorable believers’ water baptism service:
Ali, a converted Muslim from Iran, had expressed his desire to follow his Saviour Jesus through the waters of baptism.
A humble and most sincere man who loves Jesus and doesn’t hesitate to share his faith in Christ, he had his wish fulfilled in a heart-touching baptism service at last month at the Highton campus of Moolap and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, Geelong, Victoria, last March.
The service meaningfully centred on Ali’s baptism and quite a few of his converted Muslim friends from Melbourne and Hoppers Crossing attended to celebrate the occasion. Moein, a delightful young Iranian friend I know, was among the visitors and kindly supplied photos for this article.
Barrabool Baptist’s teaching pastor Matt Jacoby conducted the baptismal segment along with Reza – who only likes to known as ‘a servant of Jesus.’ Matt Jacoby highlighted the meaning of adult believers’ water baptism and Reza interpreted for Ali as he shared his testimony in Farsi. (more…)
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• IRAN – Over 450 Baptisms of Iranian believers
• CALIFORNIA – How Islam Progressively Takes Over Countries
• BELGUIM – Belgistan? ‘Sharia to be implemented worldwide’
• HAVANA – Suffering Made Cuba’s Church Grow
• USA – Playboy’s ‘Big News’ is Not what you Think it is!
• GISBORNE – Springing Into Spring at the Community Garden
Over 450 Baptisms of Iranian Believers
Dan Wooding, Founder of ASSIST News Service reports that more than 240 Iranians were baptised recently in two large celebrations in the Iran region.
According to Elam Ministries a further 16 were baptised in a smaller service, and about 200 more are to be baptised at a fourth celebration.
Robert and Maureen McQuillan share:
It’s Pentecost Sunday this weekend!
This used to be a yearly highlight in most denominations, let alone Pentecostal ones – a celebration of when the Holy Spirit fell on the first Christians as described in Acts 2. That was when Christians were filled with the Spirit and joyfully worshipped God in ‘new tongues’ – untaught languages or glossolalia (V8-11). (more…)
Maureen McQuillan recalls last month’s memorable baptism of a converted Muslim:
Ali, a converted Muslim from Iran, had recently expressed his desire to follow his Saviour Jesus through the waters of baptism.
A humble and most sincere man who loves the Lord Jesus and doesn’t hesitate to share his faith in Christ, Ali had this wish fulfilled in a most magnificent, heart-touching water baptism service last month at the Barrabool Hills, Highton congregation of Moolap and Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, Geelong, Victoria. (more…)
Inspirational author Carol Round writes encouragingly for 2015…
In her 1908 classic, Anne of Green Gables, author Lucy Maude Montgomery said, ‘Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?’
Although each day is full of promise and expectation, New Year’s is the only day we celebrate with fanfare and excitement. Then, as the days pass, we often find ourselves forgetting January 1 isn’t the only day we can start anew. (more…)