Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Caroline's Baptism

Welcome everyone! Andrew and I wanted to create
this page for Caroline's baptism so those of you who couldn't make it could experience this amazing joy with us! She was baptized on Wednesday, August 6th at LakePointe Church in Rockwall.

There is nothing in this world that compares with knowing Christ as our savior and redeemer! I can't imagine living one day without His peace, joy and forgiveness. Who alone can fill our emptiness, heal our wounded souls, mend our brokenness? He is our rock and refuge in times or trouble, our comfort in times of sorrow and the giver of a truly meaningful life. So I don't know what could be more exciting than a precious little girl accepting the Father's love and grace. John 3: 16

For those of you who don't know the story, here you go! Last Easter weekend, we were watching a Bible cartoon about the death and resurrection of Christ
on tv on Saturday afternoon. She asked my mom some questions about Jesus. My mom answered her and told her that all we had to do was believe that he was the son of God, ask for forgiveness of our sins and invite him to live in our hearts and we would be with Jesus for all eternity after we die. Then Mom, Dad, Jessica and I all talked about when we were saved.

After dinner mom and Andrew were going to read the rest of the Easter story to Caroline and Jaycee. Mom saw that she had written on her chalk board wall, "God I want to be in your life," which is so perfectly simple yet profound. My mom came and got me. So Andrew and I read a book with her before bedtime that helps you lead your child to Christ. (We had bought it a few weeks earlier after she had been asking questions about Jesus.) After reading it, we asked her if that was something she would like to do. She said she had already done it earlier in the afternoon when she was in her room! She repeated a prayer after Andrew and was so excited afterwards. We talked with her about baptism and she wanted to be baptized just as Jesus was baptized to symbolize her new life in Jesus.

So please keep Caroline and all of her family in your prayers. We are so excited to see how the Lord uses her life for his glory. Thank you to all of you who have been praying for her, we all truly appreciate your encouragement and prayers more than you know.

Alfie, Chea, Caroline, Andrew & Cristin

Bradshaw Grandparents

Corley Grandparents

Bradshaw Great-Grandparents