Peter and Mark were both baptised during Celebration Sunday 2013AD. I, Mark Tirris (MT) had the pleasure of interviewing them both about the experience…
MT : When did you think about being baptised?
Peter: “When I got the letter to join the Church through the cross roads course, I thought, Yes I would like to join the Church, and as soon as I thought that it just came to me, I should be baptised too! So I can only say there was one person that could’ve told me…”
Mark: “When it was talked about at Youth and they told me that youth members could do it.”
MT : What was it like being baptised?
Peter: “It was fantastic! After going under the water and coming back up it was an unreal feeling. It felt terrific.”
Mark: “One of the most joyful times of my life.”
MT : What was it like being baptised with your son/father?
Peter: “It was great. I didn’t do it because Mark was doing it, I wanted to do it anyway, but it was great that the two of us from the same house could do it at the same time.”
Mark: “At first I didn’t know he was gonna be baptised and I would’ve been lonely up there, but when he told me that he was gonna do it with me I felt more confident having my dad there too.”
MT : Has anything changed since then? What’s it like now?
Peter: “Yeah, I feel like I really wanna learn more about the Bible, I am meeting up with David Roberts and I’ve been asking him lots of questions. I really wanna learn how to pray more and learn other things too. I think it’s also helped my family and household too.”
Mark: “I am still a strong Christian and I’ve become more humble and accepting of others and loving.”
MT : Anything else you wanna say about it?
Peter: ” I was just supprised with how many people were encouraged by my Baptism. For example one man come up to me after it and said “seeing you be baptised brought a tear to my eye. I didn’t see that one coming!” I just thank God for it all.”
Mark: “I would just tell anyone who’s thinking of getting baptised to take the opportunity, it’s fun and a really good feeling being baptised.”
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