Who knew this stuff was happening practically out our back door? I'm trying to get caught up on email, and here from last August is this article about a Pentecostal "church" in our area baptising people with a fire hose. I like this part:
Read the whole article here.
Although many Christian denominations view baptism as a one-time ritual for entry into the faith, the House of Prayer permits multiple baptisms as a way for members to periodically wash away their sins and heal physical ailments. For many in the church, yesterday's baptism is an annual practice.
Damisha Matthews, 33, a federal budget analyst, said she comes every year, "for the redemption of my sins," and brings her two daughters, Mia, 5, and Aliya, 4. She also brings an empty jug to be filled with consecrated water that she and family members will drink and rub on their bodies to help them heal when they are ill.