May 18, 2012

Rejoicing Again!

Last November,
Austin was baptized.
We rejoiced.

And now,
we are rejoicing again!

Calvin expressed his desire
to be baptized during the winter months.
A few things delayed the process,
which meant that he had to patiently wait.

This past Sunday,
Calvin followed his Saviour,
the Lord Jesus Christ,
in the waters of baptism.
He obeyed the LORD's command
in the Scriptures to do so.

"And Jesus came and spake unto them,
saying, All power is given unto me
in heaven and in earth.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father,
and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Teaching them to observe all things
whatsoever I have commanded you:
and lo, I am with you alway,
even unto the end of the world. Amen."

~ Matthew 28:18-20 ~

We are eternally grateful
to the LORD for His Goodness.
For His Grace and Mercy.
We praise Him from
Whom all blessings flow!

The LORD has done this.

Auntie Mary was able to join with us ~
She was already in town for the wedding.
Many of our extended family were able to come and witness
this joyous event as well. We are so thankful!

May the LORD be glorified
through the lives of each
of our children.
We pray that He would graciously
lead each one to Himself.
We depend completely and utterly upon Him.
HE alone is Worthy!

If you are praying for unsaved
loved ones, be encouraged.
As long as there is breath,
there is hope.
Continue to pray.

"Continue in prayer, and watch
in the same with thanksgiving."
~ Colossians 4:2 ~

The LORD truly does
all things well!

Many Blessings,


Lisa said...

What a joyful and exciting day!

PippaDavies said...

Congratulations Calvin! God Bless you for taking this important step commiting your life to Jesus. What a joyous occasion for your family:) Many blessings Pippa

Wanting What I Have said...

This makes me smile SO BIG! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow. He is so, so good.

Patty said...

Awesome ~ praise God!

Hopes Handcrafts said...

oh What a joy Camille!! I am rejoicing with you! I love how he holds his nose so the water doesn't go up.. :0)

Lady Farmer said...

Congratulations, Calvin! So exciting for you to become 'part of the family of God'! (though we know that baptism doesn't save us, but that you were obedient to His command!)
Hope the Pastor didn't hold you down till the bubbles stopped! :~D

Cinnamon said...

What a beautiful blessing. What joy that must bring your Mama's heart!

I love what you said "as long as their is breath, there is hope" so true and so encouraging.

~Way to go Calvin!!


Camille said...

Dear Lisa ~ It truly was! The LORD is so Good to us, isn't HE? :)

Dear Pippa ~ We are overjoyed to watch our children follow the LORD in obedience. HE is worthy of all our praise! Thank you for entering into our joy with us. :)

Dear Jennifer ~ Yes, indeed...praise HIS Wonderful Name!! Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend! :)

Dear Patty ~ Yes, may we truly be instruments in His Hand to bring glory to HIM! Thank you for joining with us in praising Him! :)

Dear Julia ~ Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend! The LORD is so Good! :)

Dear Raeann ~ How truly wonderful our Great God is! We are thankful for the way HE works in the lives of HIS children. Thank you for entering into our joy with us my friend. :)

Dear Cinnamon ~ Isn't it a wonderful thought to know that the LORD does the work and that we can rest in HIS perfect plan? May HE have HIS way in the lives of each of our children (yours and mine). Thank you for rejoicing with us my friend. :)

Many Blessings,

Sandy said...

Dear Camille,
We are rejoicing with you in the Lord. What an exciting news and to have so many loved ones to witness it, that's a blessing.
Looking forward to seeing you soon. :)
In His Grace,

Camille said...

Dear Sandy ~ We truly are thankful...the LORD is so Good! We are looking forward to our visit with you too. :)


Ann at eightacresofeden said...

So wonderful to see these photos and read about Calvin's baptism. Four of my children have been baptized now. Our little church is just a short walk from the river so that is where we hold baptisms... (usually during the warmer months!) It's a very public place for a public declaration of faith and a personal relationship with Jesus. And yes, I agree Camille 'as long as there is breath there is hope.' My own father did not come to salvation until the very end of his life. After many years of praying and asking the Lord to soften his heart.
Rejoicing with you!

Dianna said...

Such a blessing that some of the extended family was able to be with your family to see Calvin baptized! What a joyous occasion that in itself was and to have other family there just increased that joy for you, I'm sure.

Rejoicing with you, Camille.

Unknown said...

praising with you, my friend! ♥

Tami said...

Grinning from ear to ear over here, Camille! LOVELY, LOVELY! Praise God for He is so good!!! So glad you shared this moment.


Camille said...

Dear Ann ~ What a blessing that your community has the opportunity to witness the declaration of faith through the baptism of those in your church....may the LORD be glorified! And, how wonderful that the LORD saved your Dad prior to his passing into eternity...what a beautiful testimony of God's Goodness! :)

Dear Dianna ~ How lovely to hear from you my friend! Yes, is such a blessing to have family join in at such a time. :)

Dear Jenn ~ Thank you my sweet friend! How wonderful our Saviour is!! :)

Dear Tami ~ Thank you for entering into this joy with us my friend! Yes, indeed...the LORD is so Good! :)

Many Blessings,

Linda said...

Hi Camille!

Praise God!!Congratulations Calvin!Such a blessing and I am delighted to hear your news Camille!
God is SO good and SO faithful always.
Have missed visiting you here Camille and praying all well with you and your family.
I am going to try to get back into blogging again. It has been way too long!
Enjoy your day and love and hugs.

Camille said...

Dear Linda ~ How lovely to hear from you my friend! I am sure you have been busy with your grandbabies and just enjoying life! It will be good to catch up with you. Thank you for stopping by and for entering into our joy with us. Yes, indeed...God is Good! Always. :)

Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi, I love your blog and have been very touched by it! Just wondering what religion you are? Thank you for your inspiring stories of faith :)

Camille said...

Dear Anonymous ~ Thank you for stopping by and for leaving such a sweet and encouraging comment. We are Bible Believing Christians. The link on the side bar under the title *Favourite Links* that says *Are you Saved?* will tell you in a nutshell what we believe. Feel free to email me at for a more thorough answer. I will be praying for you.


Teresa said...

How exciting! Congratulations Calvin. My Abby was so excited to be baptized after believing in Christ. She kept saying, "I can't believe I'm baptized."

Camille said...

Dear Teresa ~ How lovely to hear from you my friend! Thank you for rejoicing with us! The LORD truly is Good, isn't HE? :)

Blessings to you!