Friday, 10 June 2011


We had a great service on Sunday with a double baptism; my daughter and one of her friends. It was a very full building with at least 69 visitors - including a virtual visitor who watched the service via Skype from Toronto. We were blown away by the effort friends and family made to travel across and to send messages of support to us as a family and all of us feel very lifted up by the whole experience. It was a very special day - albeit rather exhausting!

Following that we had a sit-down meal for 125 people - great to be able to do that in the church building after some quick rearranging of furniture. Another advantage of taking the pews out!

I invited my friend Drew from camera club to come and photograph the event and he did a terrific job in difficult circumstances. And we got an extra visitor into the bargain! He took the photos that appear in the video below.


  1. fantastic video - really uplifting. Made my day!

    Tom - Tauranga NZ

  2. Great video. A wonderful reminder of a very special day... and HAPPY BIRTHDAY Becky for today!

    Jon, Rach & the rest of the Gautons

  3. Nice one bro. Rejoicing with you guys.
    Much love
    Stu et al.