Sunday, March 2, 2008

Baptisms and Blessing

It was an important weekend around here. Saturday morning was the baptism for two kids that are part of families I've been home teaching and friends with for several years now.

I was asked to baptize and confirm Cody. Krista has been friends with their youngest daughter just about since the time we moved in. Their family is awesome. I really enjoy visiting with them and hearing their great stories. Cody really enjoys coming to our gaming activities which is a commonality we share.

Victoria is part of the family that bought our last house. Kirsten (Victoria's mom) moved into ward several years ago after fleeing a bad situation with her husband. Nicol and I started visiting our them when she moved in about three years ago. Since then they've become good friends and we very much enjoy having them over from time to time.

I had the chance also to participate in the ordination to Elder of a really neat new ward member. He and his wife were married a little while ago and decided to get things in order as their first kid is on the way. I've been to weddings where the bride did not look as beaming as that young wife and soon-to-be mother did as her new husband received the priesthood. Truly that was a great experience.

Finally, today Heidi and Jairon blessed their third child. It was really good to be with them. I'm sure Heidi will write more about it in her blog. I was struck in their testimony meeting how many of them were glad they had a ward family that pulled together during the last few weeks of flooding. Heidi was obviously not the only one with water in a basement.

Great weekend... very meaningful and one I'll remember for the rest of my life.


Stephanie F. said...

How nice that you got to baptize and confirm Cody. I often think about how cool it was that you baptized me :)
Thanks for sharing your awesome weekend experiences!

Heidi Irene said...

Sounds like a nice weekend, Darren. I am glad you have such great people in your life. They are blessed to have you and Nicol in thiers. Glad you got to be here for Lukes blessing, I really appreciated it! Thanks for your great example!

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