Two souls, two brothers in the faith of Jesus, were baptized last Sabbath, on September 30, 2023, in Großschönau, Austria, part of the German Union at IMS, where a youth conference was held from September 29 to October 1, 2023, Pastor Gustavo Castellanos, Leader of Canvassing Department at the General Conference of IMS who performed one of the baptisms, that of Brother Raphael, announced the good news on Facebook five days ago. Brother Lukas Barath was baptized by consecrated elder Arthur Becker from Germany. The two newly baptized brothers, Raphael and Lukas Barath, are sons of consecrated elder Norbert Barath, leader of the Vienna church, and grandsons of Pastor Kurt Barath who served the Lord many years as leader of God’s work in Austria and Switzerland, Pastor Gustavo Castellanos confirmed.

Today, the Austrian Field has three local churches situated in the cities of Vienna, Graz and Klagenfurt respectively. In addition, in the German Union, which comprises the territory of Germany and Poland as well, there are two churches in the Polish cities Poznan and Świętochłowice and seventeen churches in German cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Heilbronn, Karlsruhe, Mannheim, Nürnberg, Solingen, Bielefeld, Memmingen, Mosbach, Naumburg, Nonnweiler, Nauen, as well as in villages like Bad Endbach, Brahmenau, Winterbach and Herdwangen, the website confirms.

Just before the baptism; a photo from the personal archive of Pastor Gustavo Castellanos on Facebook.

Written by Margarit Zhekov