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From there we know the apostles and early believers also taught that immersion in water was an important, if not vital part of our life of faith as followers of Yeshua, and through the centuries, this has filtered down the different cultures, until we arrive at the varied practices we have today.
For the Israeli believers today, immersion is still an important act and expression for someone living a life of faith in Yeshua. Many congregations do not have their own facilities to hold worship services, and even less to baptise or immerse people, so it is not unusual for Adonai Roi, a congregation in Tel Aviv, to walk down to the beach and take advantage of the wonderful Mediterranean Sea for this purpose! At other times they will hire a bus and drive to the shores of the Galilee, not far from Capernaum, where Yeshua began His ministry and take time for fellowship, fun and to baptise new believers into the Body of Messiah.
Adonai Roi Congregation also run Dugit Messianic Outreach Centre. Dan, Dugit’s Outreach Director, shared the testimony of Ya’acov* who was immersed during one of these trips: