Sunday, March 20, 2011

...Baptism...

Today we had the amazing priviledge of seeing Sarah follow through with baptism!  She was so excited this morning and "couldn't wait" to get in the water! Bryan baptized her, (which was the very first baptism that he had performed-what a treat for him!) and so understandably he was concerned about being "emotional" about the baptism.  So when it was time for Sarah to get in the water, she dove in!!! And although our church couldn't see Sarah swimming to Bryan, we could - and we were laughing! God is so awesome! That whole "diving in" experience got Bryan laughing and he was really able to share Sarah's testimony and follow through with the baptism without getting too choked up!! Sarah was so precious! I will always have the memory of her swimming to Bryan and then standing on the stool staring out into the congregation with that big beautiful smile on her face!  Praise God for His amazing grace ways!




Here is Sarah and Katelyn (a new friend) before getting baptized!
(Above) Pastor Ken baptized Katelyn first. Then Sarah went into the water to meet Daddy!
(Below) After Sarah's swim!! ... Pastor Ken is introducing Bryan and Sarah...

I love this picture of Sarah!

Bryan is sharing Sarah's salvation story!

Getting ready to baptize her....

Celebrating the symbolism of Sarah's sin being washed away!!!


Praise God for His infinite blessings!!!

2 comments:

Mariel said...

oh, Jamie, how precious!! I remember how I felt when our Bryan followed his salvation decision with baptism...it is triumphed only by seeing him grow closer to Jesus as the years pass!! Congratulations to Sarah...may she grow to be a mighty warrior for Jesus!!!

The McNeill family said...

Oh, what precious pictures to share such a special day!!! We love you all so much and we are rejoicing with you!