Senior Pastor, House on the Rock, Abuja, Goodheart Ekweme, has baptised more than 40 Nigerian youth Christian pilgrims at River Jordan, where Jesus was baptised.
Ekweme, who led the Nigerian youth delegation to the river, who are on pilgrimage to the Holy Land, said “baptism is a fulfillment of the scriptures because every youth pilgrim sensed a clear open heaven.’’
The Pastor described the experience of being baptised at River Jordan as “tremendous history to the Christians who served God whole heartedly.”
According to him, “This is a clear picture of the fulfillment of the Holy Bible with every youth, having a clear open heaven.’’
Ekweme said that the exercise was significant to the youths because they would visit historic sites that would make them more enlightened and grow spiritually, adding that it was a good thing to see the youths witnessing and confirming stories they had read in the Holy Bible for many years.
He however commended the Nigeria Christian Pilgrims Commission, NCPC for introducing youth pilgrimage, adding that the innovation was a veritable tool to bringing youths closer to God.
One of the baptised youth pilgrims, Charity Nwachuku, said to be baptised was very important because sins were washed away and lives renewed.
Sandra Tibi, a Missionary with the Church of Nazarin, South Africa, said baptism was something that could be renewed after several years of deviating from God.