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Hundreds baptized in water on Marlins Park field

Mass Baptism at Marlins Park

26,768 delegates attended the 2nd day of the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses “Love Never Fails” at Marlins Park.
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26,768 delegates attended the 2nd day of the International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses “Love Never Fails” at Marlins Park.

More than 200 people were baptized Saturday at Marlins Park.

The water baptisms were part of a three-day “Love Never Fails” International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses.

“Making a personal dedication to God and symbolizing that through water baptism is the most important step in a Christian’s life,” said Robert Hendriks, U.S. spokesman for Jehovah’s Witnesses. “This is one of the highlights of the convention for all those who will attend.”

Jehovah’s Witnesses practice full-body immersion when baptizing. The event began with a discourse at 11:45 AM followed by the mass baptism, which happened in two large pools on the field.

The free and public convention began Friday and runs through Sunday.

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