Tuesday, September 16, 2008

¡Bautismo en Mexico!

We celebrated our daughter's important decision to be baptized at the end of August! She chose to have her service in Spanish and her Dad learned the necessary words to perform the ordinance in another language! What a wonderful experience it was - she invited many of her school friends and their families and she enjoyed the support of her grandparents (Grammie & Gramps Smith) being here as well!

The talks were given in both Spanish and English by her parents (who were nervous - but made it through the bilingual talks) and our little Ballard Bunch sang a musical number in English.

Overall, the baptismal ordinance was the same... but the service was unique due to the language differences! It was a spiritual and memorable experience! We are so proud of our daughter's decision!

Afterward she received some special gifts including her first set of scriptures and her first journal with all of the testimonies of her parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins that were sent just for her special occasion!

She is a special, young lady and we are grateful to have the privelege to have her as a part of our family!


Heather said...

She looks beautiful! I loved the picture or you and her (I'm guessing your son was the one giving you those lovely ears...) :) Congratulations on the big day!

txmommy said...

what a wonderful day! She looks beautiful!

Jason said...

Congratulations on your baptism! We're so excited for you, and you looked so pretty in your dress.

I have a good life said...

How beautiful she looks! I can't believe she is baptized already! K's baptism was also bilingual in some parts and I think it really brings in the spirit as the truthfullness of the gospel transcends the language barrier! :)

GramGrampsGazette said...

She was radiating! What a special day for her! It was great to be there for it! I realized we never got a picture of Grammie and Gramps with her! Silly us!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to L on her baptism! She looked beautiful in that gorgeous dress. H’s is next week. I love the journal idea! None of our family will be here for the ordinance, so that would be a great way they could contribute something for her!