Sunday, October 5, 2008

Two Sweet Kids Baptized!

David and I are rejoicing today with our two oldest children! Two years ago Skyler told us he was ready to be baptized. Wanting to make sure he understood and was sure of this desicion we put it off. In hind sight we probably should have let him. Nichol decided she wanted to be baptized about six months ago. Today they were baptized together by their daddy and Pastor Todd. David has been studying with them, took them through a little baptism training, and talked extensively with them about this desicion. They are so excited to be able to follow Gods commands and obey. Its so surreal as a parent to watch your children take this huge step in their personal relationship with God. It brought tears to my eyes as these two kids boldly stepped forward to be baptized. Skyler so anxious he insisted on being first and loudly proclaimed YES he was ready. Way to go babies, mom and dad are SO proud of you!

You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.

And of course some video and pictures. :)
Thank you Travis for video'ing for us!



Skyler was so excited to finally be able to be baptized.


Listening as Pastor Todd asking him if he believed Jesus was the son of God and that he died for his sins and has he accepted him as his Lord and Saviour. Skyler loudly proclaimed YES.

Down he goes!


Pastor Todd prays.

Nichols turn, she says the water is FREEZING!


Proclaiming her faith in Jesus Christ.

Her turn to be dipped.


Daddy prays.

A beautiful day for a beautiful step in their walk with our amazing Jesus.

17 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

Congratulations to your kids and the entire family! Such a special time!!!

Heidi said...

Rejoicing with you!

God's Girl said...

Erica,

I'm so glad you got video and pictures. I felt like I got to be there! Sorry I couldn't be there in person but I am so blessed by getting to see it here.

Way to go Skyler and Nicole! Keep living for Jesus!!! : ) : )

Michael and Michelle said...

What a special time for your children and for you guys!! That was really neat to watch.....it got me so excited for the day our children take that step!

Michelle

emily said...

What a special day!

*Overflowing* said...

Oh Erica, simply beautiful!!

My Blessed Life said...

How cool being baptized with your pastor and your daddy what a memory to cherish. I am so glad you videod it so we could all see it I wish I could have been there. God bless you all. Way to go Skyler & Nicole.

Sarah said...

I'm so proud of you two. I'm sad I wasn't there to witness. I was praying for you guys today, and I'm excited to see what the Lord has in store for you guys. LOVE YOU!!

DangitAnge said...

Hooray! :D

drea said...

What a wonderful day! I am glad that you got it on video for us to see.

Malinda said...

:) We were so blessed to be there to witness your guys' baptisms! I'm so excited for you two! I think I'm going to get baptized next summer. We'll see.

Anyways, I was so excited to be there to see it!

Lauren said...

Hey..sorry...that comment that said it was from "Malinda" was from Lauren...I didn't realize I was posting on her account!!

Caribbean Shulamite said...

Wow, Praise God! Love it when they surrender in their youth, lol

atHisrighthand said...

Wow! Amazing! Yeah God!

Jodi said...

How wonderful! What a great day for you all.

Rachel said...

Congratulations, Nichol and Skyler. I love you guys. :)

~ Auntie Rachel


The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.

~ Numbers 6:24 - 27

steffany said...

Wahoooo!
Praise God!