Alea Haywood (age 10) and her family who go to Andrea Spark’s home church in Williams Bay, WI, have been praying for Musana Camps since it’s humble beginnings. A few months before her family left for a 5-week trip to Africa, Alea felt God prompting her to get baptized in Africa. She thought the perfect spot would be Lake Victoria! But after talking with Syd and Andrea about the Bilhartzia parasite, her parents were a little hesitant. They agreed to play it by ear and follow the Spirit’s prompting….maybe there would be a baptism service in one of the churches they were visiting along the way.
Well the Spirit led them down a steep hill, past a little fishing village, and down to the water’s edge of beautiful Lake Victoria. Joey, her father read Acts 2:37-41, Alea shared her testimony, they prayed, then waded out past the seaweed to where it was deep enough. When they got back to shore, everyone sang “Our God is bigger, our God is stronger, God you are higher than any other, Our God is healer, awesome in power, our God, our God….” (that was Alea’s special song of choice). Then the Haywood kids swam with the Bouffard kids for about an hour! A very sweet, simple baptism, for a very sweet, simple, shy young girl who followed the Holy Spirit’s prompting…parasites and all!