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Water balloons, baptism in Curacao

A youth mission team from the Thomaston Road Church of Christ in Macon, Ga., tossed water balloons with children on the Caribbean island of Curacao.
It was “the ideal event for the dry, hot, sunny day,” said Alford Lazar, minister for the Rio Canario Church of Christ. “Hardly anyone complained about the heat because many of the kids were soaking wet after missing their catch.”

The game was part of a week of youth activities sponsored by the church in Curacao, an island of the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, north of Venezuela. The Thomaston Road church supports the work and makes regular trips there.
In addition to teaching Bible to nearly 40 children, the mission team assisted in nightly gospel meetings.
Letson McCoy, Thomaston Road’s youth minister, led singing in Papiamento, the local language.
“The whole group did a great job,” McCoy said, “and two of our teen guys gave a lesson while we were there. … The ladies also did a fantastic job coming up with arts and crafts and helped to teach the children each day.”
One day after the group returned to Georgia, an 80-year-old woman who attended the gospel meetings was baptized, Lazar said.

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