Baptised at 102 - now a "young" disciple of Christ!

August 9 is a special day for Mama Rebecca Kotane. In 1956

Mama Kotane's baptism

she was one of 20 000 women who marched to the Union Building in Pretoria to protest against the carrying of passes as stipulated by the country's Apartheid laws; and now it also the day she became a disciple of Jesus.

Caption: MaKotane getting baptised by Eugene Malao.

There is no doubt that both occassions hold very special memories for MaKotane, but none more so than the day she said, "Jesus is Lord".

She lives in Soweto and is still very sprightly and in good health for her age - she cooks and loves to take a walk.

In fact, in February, she was a special guest of the president at the opening of Parliament in Cape Town.

MaKotane studied the bible with the sisters in Soweto and was baptised by Eugene Malao, a special friend of her youngest son Ike, who was also a disciple, and who passed away 10 years ago.

After her baptism she said, "It felt very good".

She loves reading the Psalms and we wish her a close walk with Jesus, as living proof that you are never too old to become a disciple.

Psalm27:4 One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.        

Mama Kotane with Justin Renton       

Caption: Mama Kotane  with evangelist Justin Renton


by: Vida Li Sik for the International churches of Christ