"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Reaching Jordan





Pictures of an adult baptism taken at Yardenit on the River Jordan.
Image of “Deep River” sheet music copied from Wikipedia.
“Deep River” audio recoding sung by Marion Anderson.


6 responses

  1. I didn’t like holding my breath for that long! Very trusting.

    October 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    • Maybe you could start by practising in the bath…?

      October 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm

  2. Toffeeapple

    Reminds me of the Baptismal pool in Chapel all those years ago…I expect the Jordan is warmer though.

    October 25, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    • I rolled up my trouser legs to paddle in its waters and the temperature was perfectly refreshing. The large and plentiful cat fish, however, which nibbled at my toes, came as something of a surprise!

      October 26, 2012 at 7:27 am

  3. Toffeeapple

    There were definitely none of those in the pool, I can assure you!

    October 26, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    • How well lit are Welsh Baptist chapels? Maybe you just didn’t see them!

      October 26, 2012 at 9:47 pm

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