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"God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow into them."

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kobe got baptized on Sunday!

Saturday afternoon Mark called and asked if we wanted to have Kobe baptized that Sunday! Kobe has been asking to be baptized for a while now and is very sure of his salvation experience. When he first went into K4 he came home and told me he asked Jesus into his heart. I wasn't sure if he fully understood what that meant (even though after talking to him he seems to have a pretty good grasp of it) so I didn't say anything to anyone. Then Kobe was with Ben and Mark (I was gone some where) and he told them he had asked Jesus into his heart. I got in some trouble after that because Ben asked Kobe if he had told me and he said yes. :) After hearing that he had told them I felt a little more reassured that he knew what "being saved" was. One morning during this school year Kobe was talking to me about heaven, hell, being saved and all of that and told me he didn't remember when he asked Jesus into his heart. So, we prayed together that morning and he committed himself to Christ. After that he was ready to get baptized! The funny thing was the thing he was most worried about when it came to getting baptized was that he thought he was going to have to sit in his wet clothes all during church! After I told him I would bring clothes for his to change into he was very excited! Mark asked Ben if he wanted to be part of Kobe's baptism. It was so awesome to see those three all together as Kobe was being baptized! Thanks Mark for doing such a great job, it meant so much to Ben & I!!!

6 comments:

cindy said...

Makes me cry with excitement, I can't wait to see what GOD has in store for KOBE!! What a special day for Grandpa and Daddy.
Love you,
Mom

Alyssa said...

Me too, Mom:)! That is such a blessing! Loved seeing the video, Leah. Praise God! :)

Lauren said...

That is awesome! I remember going to see you get Baptized! How special for Kobe! You and Ben are doing an amazing job!

Love you!

Shelly Marie said...

So glad we were able to come and see him get baptized!! =)

gram said...

I thank you for inviting me to watch Kobe being baptized. You and Benare doing a great job raising Kobe.

Lindsay said...

That is AWESOME!