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We praise the Lord for yet another baptism in Ishinomaki! Yuko’s baptism was absolutely marvelous, truly a community event. Yuko has touched all of our lives with her sweet and honest spirit. Sue Takamoto, who led her to Christ, shared that since Yuko has come to know Christ she has become truly beautiful inside and out! What a miracle this baptism is considering that after the tsunami she wanted to die. Tragically, Yuko lost her mother and pregnant sister in the disaster but God used her deep despair to draw her to Himself. Read more here on Sue’s blog.

There’s a lot I could say but I’ll let these awesome photos speak for themselves!

Yuko sharing her testimony with translator

Getting into the water

Right before her baptism surrounded by her family in Christ

About to go under the water…
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Baptized into Christ

Coming up from the water
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I love the joy on Sue’s face!
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Shouts of joy after her baptism!


Surrounded by loads of people who love her!
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Congratulations, Yuko!


With Beth, Sue, Lora, and Mami
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View of all the friends who came to witness this amazing event

We believe that God is doing something amazing here in Ishinomaki and look forward to lots more baptisms to come! Praise God for His AMAZING GRACE!

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