Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Unexpected Blessings

We have had a few unexpected blessings happen recently. We are so amazed by the beautiful things that keep on happening as our journey takes us closer to the Philippines. It is incredible to see our kids' faith grow as well through it all. This last week, another unexpected blessing happened. Both of our boys were baptized as believers, on Sunday, with 4 others from church!! Jake and I have prayed about this for quite some time. When we first heard that there would be another believers baptism at the end of the summer, I said to Jake that it would be so incredibly special if one or both of our boys made the decision to get baptized before we leave for the Philippines. I didn't say anything to the boys, though, because I wanted it to be their decision, not ours, and  I handed it over to God. On the day of the scheduled baptism BOTH boys came to us and said they wanted to be baptized. What an incredible blessing! Not only did they both come to the decision on their own, but also that the 2 brothers were able to share such a special moment together to outwardly express that they are followers of Christ. To God be the glory!

One of the special things about Jake being one of the deacons is that they get to go out into the water to show support when one gets baptized. It is even more special when it is your boys being the ones baptized. What a special night!!

Isaac sharing his testimony.

Carter sharing his testimony.

A hug from dad. 

So proud of these boys!

 Pastor Cory with the boys.
This man is so incredibly special to our family.
I am glad he was able to be involved in this process as well!!
Isaac's friends came to support him.

The 6 who were baptized with Pastor Cory.

Sunset Park at sunset in Sturgeon Bay.


  1. Thanks for sharing this!
    (And thanks for letting me share in this...)

  2. My heart was full to overflowing with God's amazing blessing seeing this beautiful scene.