The first followers of Yeshua the Messiah were loyal Jews. They practiced many different immersion ceremonies of Jewish rituals called a mikvah (baptism).
Their Messianic hope was to see the fulfillment of prophecies of the Hebrew Scriptures, certainly including the national purification with pure water.
25 Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. 26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will be careful to observe My ordinances.
We will be holding an immersion ceremony for members of the community Saturday August 15, 2015. BBQ, swimming and a great day of fellowship and leisure is to be had.