Today Devin and Lexi were both baptized by immersion at our church. It was a wonderful ceremony - meant just for kids in 1st - 5th grade. Sixteen kids in all were baptized and the chapel was packed with friends and family for each child.
All three of our children were baptized as infants at our old church but, we felt strongly about allowing the kids to have a believer's baptism at our new church - especially since all the kids have been asking to have one. I love the process they went through leading up to today. It is called Footsteps and it takes kids step by step through the process of understanding what it means to be baptized. I was so nervous when it came to our staff interview to see how the kids would respond to the questions but, I was so amazed at the well thought out responses they had. The best part is that our church videotapes each child's testimony prior to the baptism and it is played right before they are baptized. (I am in the process of uploading the videos to YouTube so that I can share.)
We were so thankful for the friends who attended to show support for Devin and Lexi. Lexi's GA Leader, Devin's Baseball All Star Team Coach, Lexi's Ballet School Director, Devin's RA Leader, Lexi's tutor and a few of our close family friends.
It was a very special day for our family.
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." Matthew 6:33