Sunday, January 17, 2016

A Magical Week

Almost two years ago before we came to the Philippines, our oldest grandson, Isaac, was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  It was a beautiful and sacred day as his father baptized him and later confirmed him a member of the Church. 

Isaac’s younger sister, Sadie was 6 ½ years old at the time and was so happy for her older brother. She couldn’t wait until it was her turn to be baptized.  But Sadie soon realized that President Clark and I would not be  there to see her baptized because we would be in the Philippines. Our family recognized that Sadie’s baptism would be one of the most important things she would do in her life.  We all wanted to part of this special event.
Working together we figured out a way that President Clark and I would be able to share Sadie’s baptism with her.  One week ago today, Sadie was baptized in a beautiful river in Gabaldon, here in the Philippines.  She was surrounded by her parents, brother and sisters, aunts and uncles and President Clark and I.  What a glorious and magical day it was. 

A scripture in the D&C explains how we each felt watching Sadie’s baptism and confirmation.  “Lift up thy heart and rejoice, and cleave unto the covenants which thou hast made.” D&C 25:13    

Walking to the natural baptismal font in a place called Eco Park.  It is in the city of Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija, Philippines. 

Sadie and her dad before changing into baptismal attire.

 The little children thought the rock tossing added much to this momentous occasion.
 Ready for a beautiful and life changing event to take place.
 Sadie and her family!
 Uncles Preston and Brian prepare to be the witnesses.

We are two very grateful parents/grandparents to have the family that we do.

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet and beautiful experience for your family and especially your granddaughter. She will have such a special memory of her baptism.


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