Early start today so out of the house by 8am. Many met at Ipao beach today for a service with worship and with testimonies from all who were being baptised today followed by total emersion believers baptism in the lovely warm South Pacific sea. People who have decided to follow Jesus, have invited him into their lives and want to bury the old life they had and walk into the plans, purpose and destiny God has for them. It's symolic as well of leaving the old man that they were before Christ buried in the water and of being resurected a new creation in Christ. The old has gone and the new has come. New life and a clean slate in Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit. 14 people were baptised today - Thankgiving Day, November 2010. What a wonderful start to Thanksgiving.
I indulged in a bit of a splash around and swim in the South Pacific myself - it was beautiful scenary, fantastically warm and such fun. Jessica and Rosie also stayed in for a while. Went home, showered and went down the Sheila's house with some of the ladies. All the others were already there. Spent a little time there before coming back to Rosies house.
Was picked up by Rick at about 2pm for an afternoon with Rick and Cath and a Turkey Thanksgiving dinner and another. Brian arrived about 4:30 and we sat down for dinner about 5pm. It was really lovely, and so was the desert which Brian had brought with him. Had a lovely time but was flagging at about 8pm and Cath noticed and offered to take me home. Have had a new wind of energy now. Just need to keep busy really, it's when I stop and relax that I get tired. Time for bed though now I think.