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Sunday, August 27, 2006

Update on Dan and My Baptism

Well, good Sunday morning everyone! Thank you all for your prayers. Dan is progressing really well though he is having some residual problems. He is having problems with stairs. When he goes up them he has a difficult time breathing for a while afterward and starts coughing excessively and when he coughs he coughs up big black clots. But at least he is getting them out of his lungs. Overall though he is in excellent spirits and is ready to get back to his unit in Iraq. His unit from Nebraska (about 300) provide the security for the entire base. His particular platoon consists of about 30 so 10% of those guys were placed out of commission in one instant. The other two soldiers are at Walter Reed hospital and Sgt Hanson is, reportedly still in a coma. He was submerged apparently for over 8 minutes.

Well, as the other topic stated I am getting baptised today. I was baptised as a teen but it wasn't something that I truly meant. I did it b/c at the time it was kind of "the thing" to do in order to really be accepted at the church I went to. But now I am making this decision b/c I want to further my walk with the risen Christ and to follow His example. I might be able to have some pictures of the event if I can get someone to take them.

I'm a little nervous about giving my testimony b/c there is a lot that I have done and my mom called a lot of our family friends who will be there and they have no idea the magnitutde of what I'm going to talk about. Emily will be there so I will also be showing her this step to being obedient to God and setting an example for her as she grows up.

I have no idea what God has in store for me with this. We will be doing this in the courtyard baptismal fountain in front of a whole lot of people as this is our "welcome back Sunday" at church for the students. I'm more nervous about giving my testimony in front of people I've known amost my whole life than I am in front of strangers but God will guide me. :)

Praise God from Whom all blessings flow
Praise Him all creatures here below
Praise Him above ye heav'nly host
Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost


Bill said...

Congrats Nic... I know you'll find the right words for the ceremony... and that you know you're doing the right thing.

Doing anything, but especially something this significant, as a fully aware adult, has so much more meaning... I'm very happy for you!

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Good luck with your baptism, Nic. It's a fine thing to do as an adult. I'll be thinking of you there.

Mike J. said...

I did the same thing, Nic. I was baptised as a teenager, but I really don't remember it much at all. When I recommitted my life to Christ, I was baptised along with my daughter, who has recently been saved.

It means so much more to me now that I truly understand what salvation means, and what Jesus did for me.

God Bless you on your public testimony that you are dead to this life, but alive and reborn through Jesus Christ.

Good news about Dan, too. God Bless him and all the brave soldiers who work to to keep us safe, so that me and my kids can sleep soundly at night.

Clella said...

God bless your decision...none other that you make in this lifetimne will be so important. And what a witness to your family and friends. My prayers are with you and Dan.

AubreyJ said...

Thanks, Nic...