RTN celebrated it’s first Easter Sunday at Stone Mountain Park! As nearly 40 gathered to celebrate the resurrection of the Lord Jesus 7 of the 40 waded proudly into the waters below to proclaim the resurrection in baptism! At a recent baptism class 30 people gathered to hear what RTN believes about baptism and church membership.
“Baptism itself does not save you, but it is a symbol of what Christ has done in one’s life,” said Dr. Tegga Lendado, the Ethiopian pastor of RTN. “We do it to identify with Christ and with His body, the church.”
The seven candidates were immersed as several surrounding park visitors watched on. It was not only their identification ceremony, but their first act of witnessing of the risen Savior. Pastors Simon Tamang and Anuj Kumar conducted the baptisms.
Pastor Bill Johnson claims, “I cannot think of a better way to have celebrated Easter than to have cultures coming together and baptizing as a fulfillment of the Great Commission. Is this not what the risen Savior commanded us to do?”
RTN looks forward to seeing others embrace the true love and forgiveness of a risen Savior.