Saturday, April 20, 2013

A Beautiful Baptism Day

Alonzo was baptized at 0700 this morning in Baptism Bay.  That's what I call Long Bay.  It was a blustery windy day, but it was sweet.  Alonzo will turn 12 next month and be ordained a deacon.  His parents have promised to support him in his church attendance.  Dad is a member who found the missionaries when they were out contacting and told them he wanted his family to be members of the Church.  He had not had contact with any members for at least 5 years.  Mom is not yet a member.  They both love their son and are great people.

Alonzo was baptized by Orlando who was baptized last September.  It was a thrill for him to perform this ordinance, and now Alonzo has a "big brother" in the branch.  It really doesn't get much better than this.
Elder Delcompare from Guatemala and Andrew Pollard, Elders Quorum President

Alonzo, Elder Delcompare, Elder Gasu (Samoan from California)

Elders, Alonzo, and his parents

Leading Alonzo into the water

Hold Your Nose with This Hand

Need a little coaching from Elder Gasu

Alonzo has a New Birth Day
Yes, the water really is this color.  It was not cold, just about 80F.  Orlando was as thrilled as Alonzo.

1 comment:

  1. This looks amazing...not only the baptism but the water! We really need to come visit you two. What's a good time! :)