This is another creative nonfiction. The Adams family came to Australia in the 1844 and settled in Newham. This story is about the Zion Baptist Church of which they were part of the faithful congregation.
Some time ago I loaded my family including my Mum and Dad into a mini bus and we headed off for a trip around some of the ancestral properties and sites. We saw many of the old homes, including the home where I was born, but the most exciting part was the Church.
I had spent countless hours tracking down said church, using tools such as Google street and finally I hoped I had found it. But to actually come around the bend in the road and see the church still standing was quite surreal.
This story is creative non-fiction. I really have no idea whether the baptism took place at the creek that day. I am only going on customs of the Particular Baptists at that time.
This story owes much of its factual information to the research of George Cook in his history, The Cook Family Tree.
But now I am guessing you will want to read why I am was so excited to find the church.