July 21, 2009

Etame's Baptism

Sunday was Etame's Baptism. It was also two days after the first anniversary of us first meeting her in Ethiopia. It was a special weekend indeed!

Calvin's parents came down from PA and our good friends Buddy and Cecile were named Etame's godparents. She is blessed to have such wonderful people look after her and guide her in her Christian faith. Mother Annette baptised Etame and Mother Mary assisted in prayer. We feel very connected to this church of Locust Point. Calvin and Landon were baptised here as well and it's a small, inviting congregation.

Etame wore her Ethiopian traditional dress which they gave her at the care center, including a shawl. She was also given the most beautiful silver jewelry, a cross from her grandparents and a bracelet which says "blessed" from her godparents. She wore it all proudly and rather enjoyed the attention up at the alter.

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