Yesterday, Erin (who is 5) was baptized! It was great that Pastor Dave let me do the actual baptism — or rather, attempt it. I held Erin’s nose and tried to dunk her, but she resisted, saying, “No!” Before I could be startled for long, Erin said, “I’m going to do it,” and down she went. Dave was laughing as he instructed me to put my hands on her. And Erin, she stayed under for a long time!
Later over lunch, one of our friends asked Erin, “So do you feel any different?” She responded, “I feel close to God.” Wow.