Saturday, April 2, 2011

Anneli's baptism!

It's a wonderful, glorious and much-prayed over moment when your child chooses on her own to follow Jesus. Our Anneli did that at the tender age of 4 1/2! Last weekend, at age 9, she followed through in being baptized. We have faithfully prayed for each of our children, led them to see who Jesus is and explain the gospel message to them in thousands of ways, trained them in Scripture and then waited on the Holy Spirit to draw them. We have never pushed being baptized upon our children but rather have waited until they are self-motivated to declare their faith to the world.

We believe that following Jesus' example and command to be baptized is to show the world publicly that we follow Him and have given Him control of our lives. Going under the water is akin to being one with Christ in His death for our sins and the rising up from the water (no, Anneli, they don't leave you under for long!) is symbolic of our joining Christ in His resurrection. One day, no one will be locked in the grave but we will ALL rise and meet Jesus in the air!

Enjoy some pictures of our Sweet Anneli showing the world that she follows Jesus!
Anneli boldly takes the microphone and shares her testimony with the entire congregation. 

I adore the look of affirmation on Daddy's face!

Daddy prays over Anneli.

Getting in the baptistry

Affirming her faith by answering some questions from Pastor Kent Norr

"I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son and in the Holy Spirit!"

"Oh! I've been baptized!"
Celebration apple pie!!


  1. What a wonderful celebration! Congrats Anneli!

  2. Awww, beautiful photos! I'm sorry I missed it!

    Speaking of picturing taking ... I have two specific questions about taking certain shots to pic your brain about. ;o)

  3. Congratulations Anneli! I always cry at baptisms, feeling so much joy of another child of God choosing to make their beliefs known to all. Beautiful pictures!

  4. Hooray for Anneli !!!


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