James had the great honor of baptizing our two oldest girls, Lydia and Jessica! Our church is very supportive of dads baptizing their children. It’s a good thing because James was not going to have it any other way!
There’s no greater joy in life than seeing your children come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. The really fun part is seeing them be baptized. It was one of the very best moments of our lives. James’ voice cracked with emotion. It’s a sweet memory that will last a lifetime.
Both of the girls were so excited to get to church. They were bouncing off the walls. They were baptized along with several of their good friends. Colleen (another Mom) and I jumped and cheered in the hallway as we left to help our girls dry off. Great fun!!!
The lady in the water with James is our children’s Pastor, Genni. She was baptizing the other kiddos. The youth pastor, Aaron, baptized the youth and our pastor baptized the adults. It was fun cheering for everyone, especially the kids.
The man in the blue shirt is our Pastor. He was visiting with everyone before the service. Genni is standing beside him.
Here is a pic of Genni with the girls at her recent wedding!
Janet and Richard were able to come and celebrate with us!
Genni quizzed some of the kiddos during the service on the reasons for being baptized.
1. To be obedient. The word of God tell us to.
2. To be like Jesus. To follow his example.
3. To make a public confession of faith.