This past Sunday we had the privilege of watching a new friend of ours get baptized. We acknowledge that every baptism is special, but this one was more so to us. Paige was raised as a Mormon and has recently come to Christ. She had mentally left Mormonism eight years ago, but came to Christ just six months ago. It took her that long to work her way through the concept of grace (pun intended) and to understand that the sacrifice of Jesus is sufficient for all of her sin. This baptism was additionally special to Paige because her young son was baptized with her. They both went into the water and came back up at the same time.
Paige’s family now attends Oakhills Church, pastored by the famous author, Max Lacado. Let me say a few things about this baptism service. Oakhills really knows how to put on a party! We’re talking BBQ-ed burgers, a live band, 75 foot water slides and those bouncy jumpers things for kids. All of this right along the banks of the Guadalupe River!
Here are some pictures of the event and the kids playing in the river afterwards. Praise God for a wonderful day!
I’ve also got a video of it. You’ll have to excuse the shaky camera as I was balanced on a log and people kept getting in front of me. I missed the “dunk moment” as I was trying to move to get a better view.