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Thursday, September 29, 2005


This weekend is a big weekend in our family. Braden has made the decision to be baptized. We are very proud of him, and are continually encouraged as we watch him grow in his relationship with God.

Over the years he’s gone from listening to simple Bible stories in his toddler Bible to devotionals and hymn time with mom. Later, he independently completed some of Kay Arthur’s “Key Concepts” Bible studies for kids. (I cannot recommend these enough. It’s a great series to introduce studying the Bible to children. Interesting and engaging, but non pop-culture-ish. Strictly Bible study.)

A couple of months ago Braden decided to begin reading through the Bible. He reads a chapter or two a day and has made good progress. He started in 1 John and read through Revelation, and then went back to Genesis and is now somewhere in Leviticus. He’s learning to take responsibility for his time with God each day.

In his childlike way, he worries over his obedience. He takes great care to try to please God. We’re proud of how he’s growing in his faith, and constantly reminded by examples around us of how
M. and I need to continue praying for him in this area.

I’ll post more upon our return.

Acts 8:36-38
“And as they went on [their] way, they came unto a certain
water: and the eunuch said, See, [here is] water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart,
thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down
both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.”


At 1:04 AM , Blogger Nicky said...

Praise God! (:
Where is he going to be baptized?

At 7:52 AM , Blogger Hillary said...

He'll be baptized at a church where we used to live. It's a church that his parents helped to plant. We're heading up there tomorrow and will make it a celebratory weekend, I think. :)

At 8:43 AM , Anonymous melissa said...

It's wonderful to hear how Braden is maturing in his walk with Christ and that he is making a public profession of faith. Have a good weekend!

At 5:50 PM , Blogger sdWTMer (Julie in San Diego) said...

Oh...I'm sooooo happy for your family. What awesome news. I will be eager to hear the same thing from our sons.

~Julie in San Diego

At 8:45 AM , Blogger Dy said...

Oh, what a sweet and special time!

:-) Dy


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