In the front row: Pastor, Monica, Natalie and Kevin's grandma. In the back row: Cliff, me, Brett, Rachel, Kevin, and Kevin's mom. Please note the resemblance between Monica, Kevin, and Kevin's mom.
Monica and Natalie had been wanting to be baptized for some time now; the pastor decided Christmas Day would be a good time, and it surely did make it a memorable time for our family.
Now folks, this Church of Christ born-and-bred gal believes in immersion. But this is what the girls wanted, and of all decisions, this one is most personal. So, they were sprinkled.
We've attended early services at this Evangelical Free church for a couple of years, and the girls have gone with us most of that time. Once they moved out here, they became involved in vacation Bible school and AWANA. They know most of the ladies at Church by name, and all of the kids. They know the Apostle's Creed, which I have come to love, but it was never part of my religious upbringing. So I don't know it by heart.
Kevin's mom was seen wiping a tear from time to time as the girls made their public confession, and I'll admit to getting a lump in my throat.
A Christmas to remember, for sure.