Mormon Baptism

Today was a special event for our family. In the LDS faith, (Mormon), we do not baptize children until they are 8 years old. We want them to make the decision and feel this is when they really start to know right from wrong. My daughter Camille recently turned 8 and was very excited to be baptized. We have a lay priesthood (non-paid) in the LDS faith, so members of the church perform many of the priesthood ordinances that in other faiths only a full-time pastor or priest might perform. I hold what is called the Melchizedek priesthood and am a high priest in the church. So I had the privilege this morning to baptize Camille and give her the gift of the Holy Ghost. It’s an important event that is symbolic of our desire to follow Jesus Christ. We believe He was baptized by John the Baptist as recorded in the New Testament and that we all need to be baptized by someone holding the priesthood (authority) of God. My faith and family bring me a lot of joy. My daughter Camille is a wonderful example of pure love and kindness. I think we could all benefit from going to church a little more, reading the words of Jesus Christ a little more and spending more time with our family.

Originally written by me and posted to Facebook July 08, 2017

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Jason Bringhurst lives in Port Angeles, Washington, USA. I am the father of 6 children, husband of the lovely and talented Jen Bringhurst, a small business owner, a listener of 80's new-wave music, an enthusiast of hot-rod & classic cars, a lover of pizza & Diet Coke, and a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This blog in no way is meant to officially represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, nor is it meant to be officially related to my current ward or calling in Port Angeles, nor my former wards or callings in Highland and Springville, Utah. is simply a way for me to spread sunshine and share my faith.

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