They wanted to come to conferences, but those were all cancelled. They wanted to go to Queensland, but the borders closed. Finally, the parents of little Eleanor Dammasch requested that we have her dedicated right in her home.
It was not to be a small affair, however. With a several church members in the area, and friends and family gathered, quite a few people came together on Sabbath the 5th of September.
Br. Nathan Tyler presented a Bible study for families, based on the story of Elijah. He talked briefly about why we dedicate children, following the example of Mary and Joseph when they brought Jesus to be dedicated, and in the same manner as parents brought their children to Jesus to pray for them. Then everyone knelt as a special prayer was offered for baby Eleanor and her family, that they would have God’s special grace to raise her for Him.