Yesterday was a big day at Parroquia San Cristóbal. We welcomed Gisel Sophie Guerra Peart into the family of God through baptism at the 7:30 service. It's been ages since we had a baptism in English! Even though I had warned her that I was going to splash water on her head, she wasn't too pleased about it. And when I reached towards her to anoint her forehead with chrism oil and mark her as Christ's own forever, she put up a bit of a fight. She did enjoy the rest of the service, though, and was singing even when we weren't singing.
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Today is Día Etnia Negra here in Panamá, the day in which we honor Afro-Panameños. Yesterday we celebrated Día Etnia Negra and the U.N. declared Year of People of African Descent at San Cristóbal by wearing African or Caribbean-style clothing. Everybody looked great! And here is photographic proof.