Our Baptismal Party Of Six...Plus our Pastor and His Daughter!
Yesterday, my husband, Amy and I were baptized!!! We were all so excited. My parents came also and I was very happy that they came to encourage and support our family! I think they enjoyed themselves and had a nice time visiting with our church friends.
My Husband...Bracing Himself!
Hooray For My Hubby!
At present we do not have our own church premises, but we are blessed to have a nice cosy place to meet and a local pool close by that we can use for baptisms. There had been a baby-swim class before we had gotten there, so the water was lovely and warm too! :) Our pastor prayed with us all before we went through to the pool and I could feel Amy's hands trembling as she was so nervous, but I think even the grown-ups were a little nervous too. As we walked out to the water, I was almost bubbling over with excitement! My husband was excited too, but he was as solid, steady and dependable as ever.
I Was So EXCITED!!
It Was Such An Amazing Feeling As I Came Up Out Of The Water!
Dylan and Meg stayed with my parents and our church friends whilst we were baptized and changed afterward. Dylan's face was so sweet as he watched us; he was grinning from ear-to-ear! Meg was such a good girl and stayed quiet and watched us with great interest too.
Amy Was Up Next...
Yay For Amy!
Our party of six were then added as church members. This was super exciting for our family, as we have searched long and hard to find a good Bible believing church here in Ireland; we are VERY thankful to have found such a wonderful church home and family! For the rest of the afternoon we all enjoyed wonderful fellowship and delicious food and snacks. The ladies from the other family who were baptised, made two yummy, celebratory cakes which we all enjoyed!
"Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into
Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?
Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death:
that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the
Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death,
we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection"
~ Romans 6:3-5