When I worked for a Christian boarding school, I was asked by the director: "How many baptisms are you going to have this summer?" I said, "I don't know." He looked at me puzzled. I had given the wrong answer.
What I found out is they try to end the year with a bunch of baptisms so they can put in into their newsletter and send it to the churches to make it look like they are producing. Kind of like a business trying to impress its stockholders.
To me, the kids already baptized were not really Christians. They were very carnal, with no discernable difference between them and the non-Christian kids. They had gotten wet, but the Holy Spirit was not a part of their lives. Despite living at a Christian boarding school most of their life.
I did baptized one. He asked me, I did not ask him. We talked it over for a long time. I told him being a Christian would be a rough life. As a true preacher of the gospel I tried to talk him out of it, but I failed, he wanted to do it anyway!
I pray that Christ is still real to him today. Despite the mixed messages from the Christian community trying to help him and the temptations on the reservation it is hard to know what is right sometimes.
God bless that young man, but we had a 1 and only 1, for the newsletter.
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