It was a busy week for Fumagira. Pastor Pelegrino, Pastor Petro, Pastor Naftary, and Kitabo organized a week long evangelistic meeting that led into a special combined service on Christmas Day. I'm going to let the pictures do most of the talking...
Nightly Evangelistic Meetings
Each evening there was preaching. This is Kitabo preaching.
Of course there was singing.
This lady in the middle got saved during these meetings. More on her story in another blog.
The Jesus Film or another Gospel film was shown to a large crowd each night.
Christmas Day Combined Service
Fumagira hosted this year's Christmas service. They started in February saving money to decorate.
Sure looks festive!
Christmas morning people started arriving from each of the six churches. Boy can they pack a truck!
Each of the choirs from the six churches sang specials they have been working on for some months. Many even had matching outfits made!
The most important part of the day is the PREACHING. Here is a 20 second video clip of Pastor Naftary preaching in Kiswahili and then Kitabo translating it into the mother-tongue of most of the people, Kisukuma
This is one of the 57 who were baptized after the service. What a joy to see so many older people who have trusted Christ as their Savior and then followed in believer's baptism!
And of course we train them to be good Baptists by having a meal afterwards.