The Crew

The Crew
Christina, Matthew, Joshua and Katie Grace XiHua

Sunday, March 28, 2010


Christina and Matthew were baptized today, Sunday. Many of you may ask, why were they not baptized as babies? Well, in some Christian denominations, the babies are "dedicated" to the Lord in a ceremony, but when they grow to an age of reason, they may make the decision to be baptized into their Christian faith and make their commitment to follow Christ on their own timing. Christina and Matthew made that decision and came to us independently, without our urging, and asked to be baptized. There are many different forms of baptism; to be "sprinkled" with water as an infant, as my husband Jacob was into the United Methodist church as a baby. I was "sprinkled" as a young teen into the Lutheran church, and there is also the good old fashioned "immersion", which is what Christina and Matthew chose, because we all now attend a non-denominational church where people of different denominational background can worship and learn together. So here are a couple of pictures. Our Pastor's father, Bill, did the ceremony. There were about 10 people getting baptized today, ranging from ages 8 - 68. It was a very heartfelt and beautiful ceremony!
Now we are off to enjoy a couple of days at a WaterPark Hotel since we are on spring break this week! Should be fun! I'll post pictures when we return. Have a great week and blessings to you all.

1 comment:

  1. Congratulations Christina and Matthew!! A special day in your lives!


Many hungry children near the boarder of Myanmar and Thailand-click on photo