Baptisms at Kamakontaykay
During Janet's trip to Sierra Leone, she visited Kamakontaykay for a special Baptism Service.
Kamakontaykay is situated in the north of Sierra Leone and can be reached in approximately five hours by car. Up until three years ago the village was predominantly Muslim, with no facilities for Christian worship or teaching, but in 2021, a new church was constructed by local villagers, with the village Imam joining in prayer for its dedication.
Today, a school is also currently under construction and is due to open its doors to local children, following the completion of a roof.
Arriving in Kamakontaykay on a sunny Saturday morning in February 2023, Janet was delighted to find she would be celebrating 43 baptisms! Following a short service, led by Magnus, the congregation made their way down through the bush to the river’s edge to witness the many baptisms, several baby dedications and a number of blessings for pregnant mothers, accompanied throughout by the joyful singing of ‘I have decided to follow Jesus.’
We thank God for his wonderful work in Kamakontaykay and ask for his blessings and protection over all of the participants.
To see more of the baptisms, click on the YouTube recording below.