The tenth of January in the year two-thousand and ten marks a glorious day. Cameron Forest Holley FINALLY got baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. It has been a long road coming, and I have only been involved for about a year, but now that it has finally come down to the wire...it was a wonderful evening. There were so many people there. It was like a sacrament meeting...almost about 125 people there!!!
He decided one Sunday afternoon in December that he was going to finally ask his parents again if he could get baptized. He has been coming to church for a long time. His best friend Scottie is Mormon also, so Cam had been going with him. Scottie planted that seed and I just helped nourish it!! It also helped that he got to go with the youth this past summer to Nauvoo and see church history. That helped his testimony start and grow.
I was so extremely happy that he finally broke down and decided to get baptized. And I am also grateful that his parents were so willing to let him join the Church.
The actual baptism was so so wonderful. The spirit was so strong. Patty Meager gave a great talk about baptism and explained it very nicely. I sang "The Makers Touch" by Jenny Phillips, that was hard to sing, made the worst mistake ever...looked down at Cameron with his bright red face and watery eyes. Ya you can imagine how the rest of my song went. Anyways. after my song, my mom gave a talk on the holy ghost which of course was great...she is such a great talk giver. ha! Brother Kelly welcomced Cameron into the ward. His is going to be going to the Kaufman ward. Bishop Morales from Dallas tenth ward spoke to us a little bit about what he felt and how happy his is that Cameron made the choice to get baptized. Bishop Morales said that "...angels came down and were at the baptism and were so pleased with his decision....." I am not sure if that is the exact quote, but that is basically what he said. Which the spirit was amazingly strong when he was speaking.
Here are some pictures from the night.Before the baptism
i really love this picture a lot. He came over and gave me a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. It just looks so cute. i love it.
Cameron, His parents and ScottCameron and Scott Holley's and Meager
Cameron with the Elders
My lovely Cam
All in all it was a wonderful night. Thanks Jenni for taking the pictures. Thanks to everyone who attending the baptism, you really made the night special. I am so proud of you Cameron, i love you!