Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Kevin's letter this week had much to do with preparing for and holding baptisms.

Allow me to introduce you to Imar and Berta who are shown here between Kevin and his companion.

I think Kevin baptized Berta and his companion baptized Imar.

It is a little easier to prepare for a baptism when the font is always full and you don't have to worry about the water being too cold. (Our oldest son, Chad, had to get the fire department to help him fill the font in a hurry once. There are no warm oceans in northern Utah in which to baptize.)

"The person who is called of God and has authority from Jesus Christ to baptize, shall go down into the water with the person who has presented himself or herself for baptism..." (D&C 20:73)

Here we see Kevin entering the water with Berta. The occasion of a baptism is sacred and is of immeasurable importance to those who receive this ordinance.

I hope you won't think it irreverent of me to point out that the above picture was taken just moments before Kevin remembered he had the cell phone in his pocket. He discovered that fact just moments after he baptized Berta. (Apparently, there is a resurrection for cell phones and theirs is functioning again.)

The above picture was taken from the patio of the church building in which they meet. I had trouble day dreaming in church as a kid. What would it have been like there?

This sunset signals the end of another day and of this week's post.

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