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