Let the fun begin!

Let the fun begin!
Miles Family - October 2011 - Northern Ethiopian Trip in the Tigray Region

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Eli's Special Day!

Eli was baptized today in Addis Ababa....Sunday, January 31, 2010 after our regular church meetings.
He was very excited. Mitch performed the baptismal ordinance and confirmation.  Eli gave a wonderful testimony about how good he felt after he was baptized and recited the 4th Article of Faith for the congregation.  Glori passed out the baptism programs and Mom gave a talk on baptism.  Sophi even decided to participate by taking her first 3 steps during the confirmation.  We were blessed all around today and very thankful.  Our small Bekulobet Branch uses a green, rectangular tank filled with water for a baptismal font.  It was not as cold as Eli and Mitch were originally preparing for.  Our family friend Dirk Bater was in town from Germany and attended the baptism as well.  The primary children helped sing songs and then we enjoyed some cake and brownies for refreshments.  It was a memorable time for our family and our little branch! Ofcourse Mitch and I were emotional and very pleased that Eli choose to be baptized.  Enjoy the pictures! 

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Crystal said...

CONGRATULATIONS ELI!!!! You definitely made the right choice. I cannot believe how fast you are growing up. There is no way you are 8 years old. Did your dad hold you under a long time to wash away all the mean stuff you did to your uncle Daniel.:) We will be thinking about you today. We love you.

Uncle Daniel

Lauren said...

Congratulations on your baptism and confirmation. I'm sure it was a fun and memorable experience. It would have been great to be there with you. We Love you Eli.
Auntie Lauren, Uncle Dustin, Cole and Cora

Claudia said...

Congratulations, Eli!! I can't believe you're already 8 and have been baptized. What a neat experience to be baptized in Ethiopia!! Too bad you're not here in Fairfax. We've got lots of snow - like 2-3 feet!! Hope you're enjoying Addis. I've met lots of Ethiopians at NOVA!! Miss you all!

Brent said...

That is fantastic! I was baptized on January 31st, too, but a long, LOOOOOONG time ago. Congratulations to Eli and the entire Miles family!