Thursday, October 18, 2007

Christians Baptism! Sunday 10-14-2007

Since I mentioned about Christians pending baptism last Friday, I thought I would share a bit of a follow up! She and 21 other people were baptised at a local park on Sunday. It was awesome!! Not only that... but what a witness to those at the park! lol Who were these people actually getting into this lake! it was awesome!?

I cant tell you how much of a blessing it was to listen to these teens profess their love for Jesus, share their decision to follow Him. They gave brief testimonies about what Jesus has done in their life and why they are being baptised.... it was awesome! Did I mention blessing and awesome yet?

Another blessing for Christian.... her dear friend Elise... who is more like a sister to her and vice versa..... was also able to be a part of Christians baptism, and Christian in hers. Elise especially. Elsie and her brother became very close with our family over a year ago while her mother was dying of cancer. It was a bitter sweet day for both girls and was a special moment they were both able to share. They now share the same baptism day *Ü* we were calling it a rebirth day. *Ü* because it is and was a day to be celebrated!

Here are a few photos that I took. I show them with permission. *Ü* Elise is standing next to Christian ( left) Elise (right) and Pastor Brent is below.

When Christian came out of the water, I made a huge poster board sign that quoted :

3 John 1:4

I have no greater joy than this, to hear of my children walking in the truth.

We all signed it and had the sign hidden along with 14 white roses waiting for her as she came up out of the water! When she began to come out of the water onto the beach I held the sign and her dad presented the white roses to her.... Not a dry eye in the park I tell ya! Elsie was next and also... bitter sweet and precious! I love these girls!

Here is a group photo! I was blessed to be a witness and I think if I hear of baptisms in the church like this, and I dont know the person.... I will go anyway! Is thisnot what the body should do? Its a privilage I think.... an honor.... a joy!

Ok, enough gushing.... I will have my weekly report up tomorrow morning! Hope you enjoyed the moment here!


melody is slurping life said...

Beautiful, moving and praising God with you.

Tina said...

Wonderful Day!


Teaching 2 Sons said...

Oh my Lisa, that sounds like a BEAUTIFUL baptism. You are a very blessed mama. *sniff, sniff*

Cynthia said...

How precious. I love the sign and flowers idea. I wish I had thought of something like that for our dd. I just posted pictures of her baptism on our blog this week.

Jenny in Ca said...

what a beautiful moment, wow.

thanks for sharing.

Petunia said...

I always cry at baptisms. I almost cried reading about this one. Thanks for sharing your joy.