Thinking Out Loud

February 24, 2012

He Showed Up Anyway

We focus on areas where no other organization is doing work.

~Pete Wilson

Nashville pastor and Thomas Nelson author Pete Wilson has just returned from another trip to India.  A couple of days ago he wrote this:

There’s no doubt in my mind that last Friday was a highlight in ministry I’ll never forget. I stood there in a muddy pond in the middle of a remote village baptizing one person after another. For many of these individuals their baptism meant they would no longer be accepted by their families or community. One young man was told by his parents that if he went through with the baptism not only would he not be welcomed home, but he would no longer be recognized as their son and not be able to receive his inheritance.

He showed up anyway.

Threats of violence forced us to move the baptism service last minute…

continue reading and watch a Baptism video here




  1. It is worth going to the original blog and watching the video and reading the whole story. I had my two teenage sons watch it , as they were baptized together last year. I talked to them about how brave and committed the people standing in the water were, both the pastors and the ones being baptized. They were as moved as I was by the whole thing.

    Comment by Cynthia — February 24, 2012 @ 9:42 pm

  2. And we sometimes complain about the “tribulations” we have . . .

    Comment by meetingintheclouds — February 24, 2012 @ 10:02 pm

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