Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Mitchell's Baptism

One of my most memorable parenting experiences to-date took place on June 29, 2014.  My 14-year old son, Mitchell, was baptized and received into membership at our church on that day.  We were thrilled to be able to share the special day with our church family; following the baptism, we hosted a celebration party for about 70 people--family and friends who braved an outdoor B-B-Q party that turned out to be very wet, due to a sudden downpour right as we began eating.  Our house was bursting at the seams as our many guests rushed inside the house, attempting to stay dry.  Even though it was unfortunate weather-wise, it was still amazing to experience the love and support from so many people as Mitchell took this step in his faith journey.  We were blessed to have Mitchell's grandparents and many of his aunts, uncles and cousins join us for the occasion as well.  It is a day I will never forget, and I pray that God continues to work in the life of my son.

Here are some photo highlights from that day:

 Our Youth Pastor introducing Mitchell.

Church family support on stage.

Mitchell sharing his testimony.

A very encouraging pastoral prayer for Mitchell.

 Our Youth Pastor asking Mitchell some important questions.

Newly baptized!

 Mitchell at his party.

Mitchell and his brother, Tyrone.

 Mitchell and I.

Mitchell and his Dad.

1 comment:

~Rain``` said...

It was a good time and a blessed day!