Thursday, March 17, 2011

Alice's Baptism February 19th 2011

This is Alice in her special dress for her special day.
She was very nervous and excited.
Grandma and Grandpa Barnes came to share in the exciting day.

In our church we believe that when a child is eight they reach the age of accountability and can make their own choices. We wait until this age to baptize the children.
Still it's their choice.
She was interviewed by our Bishop, Gerald Love, and was found ready to take this step.

We beleive literally in the teaching of the Savior that " a man (or in this case a cute girl) must be born of the water and the spirit to enter into the kingdom of God"
She was baptized by immersion and then received the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

We also believe that the ordinances must be performed by someone with the authority to do so.
The Priesthood of Aaron was restored to the earth and has the authority to baptize.
This is Alice with Lucas Mason, a young man from my seminary class that holds the office of the priest in the Aaronic Priesthood, he baptized Alice. We were very pleased that Lucas was willing to do this for Alice. He's a wonderful young man and it's an honor to be asoociated with him.
After her baptism Grandpa Barnes (who holds the office of a high priest in the Melchizedek priesthood) confirmed her a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and by the laying on of hands she received the Gift of the Holy Ghost. She loves her Grandpa very much and was glad he was able to come to confirm her.
As long as she keeps the commandments, prays and repents she will have the Holy Ghost with her as a companion to help keep her safe and make good choices.

This special cake was made by Holly Carraway, it says
"And Alice was baptized and there was much rejoicing in the land"
She's also wearing a special hair piece that Galadriel Hutchings made her to wear on her wrist when she was blessed as an infant.
She'll put the hair piece in her wedding boquet.
We love Alice very much and are thrilled with her decision.

Holy Coupons Batman