I am not sure what I was expecting… but I certainly wasn’t expecting what I saw. I was interpreting for Deaf parents of a child who was being prepared for confirmation. There must have been over 60 children being prepared for their first communion /confirmation. What a joy it was to see the enthusiasm and participation in the class. The parents were also expected to attend and they were taught separately so that they were better able to support their children in their spiritual lives. It was great to be with them and also to learn and share ideas from our sister church.
Baptism and confirmation is an important step for any person.. it is the point where you commit yourself to following Jesus and learning to live the Christian life. It is not about being perfect… it is about recognising that you are not perfect, but that you want to live as Christ commanded us and you are prepared to spend your life learning to do this.
You can be baptised at any age and so if you have not been baptised and would be interested, contact your own church minister, priest or myself as the Chaplain among Deaf people. We are always pleased to be able to help people start their journey of faith.