Friday, May 31, 2013

Baptism--a big day for Mr J

Turning 8 is a big deal, especially in our Church.  When you turn 8 you get to be baptized into Christ's church and become an official member.  
Well, our Mr J turned 8 last week and had his baptism.  His awesome Dad was able to baptize him.  So cool!  Love this picture by Christ being baptized by John the Baptist.  Baptism is a big step to show that we want to follow Christ and be like him.

Before he was baptized they have a little program--people talk--his Nana talked about being clean and repenting, and she had Mr J help her with this awesome experiment that shows when we sin we become dirty, but then repentance can make us clean again.  Mr J said, "That was so cool!"

Then his 3 beautiful older sisters sang "I am a Child of God" as part of the program.

And then his Grandpa talked about the Holy Ghost and gave him a compass and compared the Holy Ghost to the compass and how it will always guide him and direct him in the right way.

It was a truly wonderful day with lots of family there and friends to support Mr J in his big day.  What a wonderful boy he is and what a blessing to have in our family!  We love you Mr J!  We are proud of your decision and know you will do great things!!


  1. Awwww! He is adorable! Looks like it was a fantastic day with loving family and friends. Thanks for sharing!

  2. I cannot believe he is 8!! He still seems so young. And I think grandfathers are ideal for baptism talks - it just fits. What a lovely program and day for your family!

  3. That is SO NEAT that you got a pic of your husband & son in their white clothes next the picture of Jesus being baptized. Great idea!

    It sounds like the talks from the Grandparents about repentance & the Holy Ghost were neat ones. :)