Rain Rain Rain, Beautiful Rain

Picture is copyrighted by Shelia Holmes
This is my husband baptizing a man in Zambia whom he had studied with in 2009 and again in July of 2012. You may notice the cane that Stephen is holding for the man being baptized in Apollo Dam.
Picture is copyrighted by Shelia Holmes
Stephen and Bashan helping Mr Phiri out of the water.

It has been so dry here all summer. 
We have had a few showers but not enough to last long with the 100+ degree weather. However, we finally got a good rain today. 
Matthew 5:45
…for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Hebrews 11:7
By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.
By water God saved Noah and his family because of the faith they had.
Our faith in Jesus Christ and our obedience to be baptized  into Him  saves us from our sins.
Our warning comes from Jesus Christ Himself:
Mark 16:16
He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.
Acts 2:38
Peter said to them, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 22:16
Now why do you delay? Get up and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.
Romans 6:3
Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?
Galatians 3:27
For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.
1 Peter 3:18-21
For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in person, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water.
Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you–not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 

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