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Sunday 7th August 1966


Les’s baby dedicated.
Steve and others baptized.
Number baptized in the Holy
Ghost incl. Dishcloth & Ian (C of E)
         SEE NOTES.
In the NOTES section, I wrote:

Myra’s cousin
whom we prayed for on Thurs.
got saved Sun. God answers
prayer! Got book off Paula.
Les’s baby [was] dedicated: For more on Maureen and Les Smith, see Sunday 2nd January 1966. Because we practised baptism of believers by immersion in water—see the Statement of Fundamental Truths of Assemblies of God, 6.—we did not baptise or “christen” infants by sprinkling. Instead, we “dedicated” them to the Lord, asking God to lead the child to faith, and to help the parents to “bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4).

This was the occasion when our Steve and others were baptised. See We are baptised for a description of baptisms at the Full Gospel Church, and cf. Sunday 2nd January 1966: Baptism in water and in the Holy Spirit.

[A] number [were] baptised in the Holy Ghost incl[uding] Dishcloth and Ian (C[hurch] of E[ngland]): Cf. Sunday 2nd January 1966: Baptism in water and in the Holy Spirit. Dishcloth was, unaccountably, the nickname of Jeffrey (or Geoffrey) Hargreaves, one of the young people with whom we would go “tracking”. Ian and the “Church of England lot” were first mentioned on Sunday 10th July 1966.

Myra’s cousin whom we prayed for on Thurs[day] got saved—i.e. she responded in the appeal.

I have no memory of Paula, but do recall that the book she gave me was As at the Beginning: The Twentieth Century Pentecostal Revival by Michael Harper (Hodder & Stoughton, 1965).

I assume that there was no Sunday School teacher-training class on Sunday 7th August 1966.

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