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Suffer the little children...Bestfriends get baptised

Published:Saturday | March 19, 2016 | 3:00 AMGareth Davis
Rojaun Wilks stands in the water just before he was baptised by Pastor Damion Clarke of Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church, Portland.
Rojaun Wilks (left) and Rajaun Minott after their baptism.
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PORT ANTONIO, Portland:

It was high celebration for members of the Boundbrook Seventh-day Adventist Church recently after two preteens surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ.

The two - Rojaun Wilks and Rajaun Minott, who are both 12 years old - reportedly made an earlier request for baptism. They were born in the Adventist faith and are also lifelong friends.

"I decided to give my life to Jesus, and I know it is the right thing to do," said Wilks.

"I was born in a Christian home, and although I am quite young, I believe that I was touched by the Holy Spirit and I have responded to that call. I don't believe that I am too young to serve the Lord full-time, as the Bible clearly states, 'Suffer the little children to come unto Me', which is a direct quote from our Lord and Saviour. I am happy with my decision, and my mother was surprised when she found out that I was giving my life to Christ at this young age," he added.

Minott, on the other hand, was a little reserved in his comments, but pointed out that he had been pondering for several weeks before deciding to commit his life to the Lord. He noted that the response from family members was encouraging, as they, too, were excited about his decision to get baptised.

Pastor Damion Clarke, who performed the baptismal service, urged members to assist with the growth and development of the youth, especially in an era when the children are under attack from the forces of evil.

"We need to protect our youth from Satan's assault," said Clarke.

CHRISTIAN VALUESKEY

"Children are our future leaders and, therefore, we need to ensure that they are taught Christian values and attitudes, which will assist them greatly in coping with the ravages of life. The entire nation is in need of spiritual guidance and revival, as the Devil is on the loose. We have to give an account for our children, and today is a proud day for me, having seen these two young men standing up for Jesus Christ," he added.

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