Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Peter's Baptism!

DH here as guest blogger again.

On Saturday we baptized our dear little Peter! Nikki and I are so happy to welcome Peter into the Church. The sacrament of baptism is such a beautiful, wonderful gift. Our family is blessed to have this little boy become a Christian.

He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the gospel to every creature. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned." (Mark 16:18)

In light of our adoptions from China, Mark 16:18 has always struck me as rather apropos. How wonderful it is to be able to bring a child from such a distant country into the family of God.

If you look closely at the photo below, you will see Peter grabbing at the water as he is about to be baptized. Father Gregory remarked that he has never seen a child want to be baptized as much as our little Peter. :)

Here is Peter with his favorite person. For some reason after we returned from China, I have become chopped liver and Nikki reigns supreme.

God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all, were saved through water. This prefigured baptism, which saves you now. (1 Peter 3:20)

1 comment:

Herd Momma said...

Awwww......Thank you for sharing. Peter you are super cute honey. Welcome. Your Mommy and Daddy are amazing special wonderful people. Hugs and Blessings.