Patricia Beach baptism

October 22, 2018 Volume 22 Issue 20 | Malcolm and Esther Wenger moved to the town of Selkirk, Man., in 1979. Malcolm worked for the Conference of Mennonites in Canada’s Native Ministries program and pastored the small Selkirk Christian Fellowship. Pictured, Malcolm baptizes Gillian Thororanson at Patricia Beach, Man., on July 22, 1979. There have been fierce debates in Mennonite circles about the correct form of baptism over the centuries. Malcolm uses the method of pouring while standing in a lake. Gillian will have been wet from head to toe after his baptism without being immersed.

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