Yesterday was the very best day of my life! Our small church was almost packed, and the congregation included son LD, daughter Vicki, son-in-law Leigh, and granddaughter Molly. We started the service with prayers and singing, and then the children left to go to their classes. Today the younger ones were learning about Joseph and the older ones were learning about peer pressure.
David our minister gave the sermon, which, not surprisingly, was about baptism. He spoke about the importance of baptism and told the story of the thief on the cross by Jesus – the only person in the bible who hadn’t been baptised but went to heaven. He repented his sins while on the cross, and Jesus said he’d take him to heaven.
After the sermon, the children were brought back into the Church to witness my testimonial and baptism. I went up on the stage, placed my printed copy of my testimonial on the lectern, with my packet of tissues by the side! I looked up and I felt that I recognised all the faces that were looking back at me. Some of the congregation were smiling at me, and that put me at ease!
I glanced at my notes to start, but most of the time I knew what I wanted to say and told my testimonial as it was! Occasionally I checked my notes to make sure I was still on track, but I made my way through it, and big, big surprise…………I didn’t need my tissues! Next, it was time for my baptism, which went according to plan. Hubby was ready with my towel, and I disappeared to get myself out of my wet clothes and into dry clothes.
I went back into the Church for the last song and prayers. Everyone then made their way into the Church “lounge” where we had tea, coffee and biscuits. I had a great time talking to many of the congregation. To round off my celebrations, hubby and I had invited the ladies in my House Group and their husbands to go to our local Singaporean restaurant for lunch. It was such a lovely way to finish off the best day in my life!
I didn’t have time to make a card yesterday, so I’m sharing my gifts with you instead. I’m sure I’ll have my feet back on the ground tomorrow so I’ll be abble to share a new card with you. I look forward to being back with you tomorrow.
In the meantime, happy crafting.