Four young ladies confirmed their baptismal promises and confessed their faith in the Triune God at a confirmation celebration at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Hermannsburg on 8 August 2021.
Confirmations are an annual event here, but this one was special and very important for three of the young ladies. Great-Great Grandma was there!
Connie Impu was born in 1923 and is a bit frail, so she doesn’t come to church services anymore. The pastors have devotions with her, and she celebrates holy communion with her family at home.
But this Sunday was different. And so Connie made the effort to come to the church for the confirmation of three of her great-great-granddaughters, Likisha, Jade and Arsharnie.
And what a joy it was to see how this was appreciated by Great-Great-Grandma, the young ladies and all in the gathered congregation. Lots of photos were taken outside, too – until Connie boldly exclaimed, ‘That’s enough. I’m going now!’
We give thanks and praise to our loving God for special family times like these.
Neville Doecke is the Ministry Support Worker for the Western Arrarnta Language Area.