S: Claire's Baptism
BC: Princess... Daughter of a Heavenly King
FC: Claire's Baptism
1: Claire Noelle Lomu Baptized Jan 7 2012 As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
2: My Baptism Day Date: January 7, 2012 Place: Traverse Mountain Stake Center, Lehi Utah Baptism and Confirmation Performed by: Claire's Father, Scott Andrew Lomu Claire's Feelings about her Baptism: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
4: The Promises you are making: "And again by way of commandment to the church concerning the manner of baptism: All those who humble themselves before God, and desire to be baptized and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and witness before the church that they have truly repented of all their sins, and are willing to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end, and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the remission of their sins, shall be received by baptism into his church." | D&C 20:37
6: We believe that the first principles and ordinances of the gospel are: First: Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ Second: Repentance Third: Baptism by immersion for the remission of sins Fourth: Laying on of hands for the gift of the Holy Ghost
8: In Primary... I love to learn about: ___________________________________________ My favorite scripture is: ___________________________________________ A special Primary memory: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ My favorite primary song is: ___________________________________________
11: My Gospel Standards I will follow Heavenly Father's plan for me. I will remember my baptismal covenant and listen to the Holy Ghost. I will choose the right. I know I can repent when I make a mistake. I will be honest with Heavenly Father, others, and myself. I will use the names of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ reverently. I will not swear or use crude words. I will do those things on the Sabbath that will help me feel close to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I will honor my parents and do my part to strengthen my family. I will keep my mind and body sacred and pure, and I will not partake of the things that are harmful to me. I will dress modestly to show respect for Heavenly Father and myself. I will only read and watch things that are pleasing to Heavenly Father. I will only listen to music that is pleasing to Heavenly Father. I will seek good friends and treat others kindly. I will live to be worthy to go to the temple and do my part to have an eternal family.
12: Dear Claire, I want to let you know how much I love you and how happy I am that you're going to be baptized. You are so special. Your Heavenly Father loves you so much. Your family loves you. You have been blessed with so many wonderful gifts and talents. One thing I love about you is your courage! I’ve never seen you back down from a challenge, whether it’s racing with your cousins or singing during our talent shows. You are always so brave. I hope you will continue to be courageous throughout your life. One of my favorite scripture heroes is Captain Moroni. He had courage too. He would always stand for the right. He kept the commandments and was loyal to Heavenly Father. He overcame the challenges he faced and won his battles. I know you will do the same in your life! I love you Claire and will be thinking of you on your special day! Love,Auntie Holly Dear Claire, I only remember three things about my baptism: First, there were only adult sized baptism suits at the church that day so they had to roll up the pant legs and I started crying because I felt silly in an outfit that was too big. Second, I remember Bill and your dad leaning over the size of the font and telling me to swim in the water. Lastly, I remember my dad was the one that baptized and confirmed me with the gift of the Holy Ghost. I may not be able to remember all of the details or how I felt, but I knew that I was loved by my family and I felt special that my dad was baptizing me. If you remember anything about your baptism day, I hope it is a feeling a love. Love that your family has for you, but most importantly how much your Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ love you. One of the promises we make with Heavenly Father when we are baptized is to comfort others when they are feeling bad. Claire, you are such a beautiful girl in everyone way. You have a talent for making people laugh and bringing happiness wherever you go. I hope you will use these spiritual gifts to give comfort to your family and friends when they feel sad or lonely. It's such a blessing to be your aunt. I love you so much and I'm so proud of you! Love, Aunt Tiare Dear Claire, We are so proud of you and your decision to be baptized. You are setting such a great example to your brothers and sister as well as all your younger cousins. We hope you will always remember the special spirit you feel on your baptism day. We know that as you listen to and follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost throughout your life your life will be truly blessed and you will be very happy. Claire, we love you SO much and are so proud of the beautiful, fun, hilarious and loving little lady that you are and especially proud of you on your baptism day. All Our Love, Blake, Barb & Girls Dear Claire, We are so happy you made the decision to be baptized! I know Heavenly Father and your family are so proud of you. Receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost is the best gift you will ever receive. The Holy Ghost will be a great blessing in your life as you listen to his promptings. I know this is the only true church on the earth, this gospel has been such a blessing in my life and I know it will be in yours as well. You have a family who loves you very much. Congratulations on your special day, we wish we could be there with you. We love you Claire. Love, Mary and Selle | My Aunts from Arizona
13: A message from my Grandma Sandy: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
17: My Father... My Dad's thoughts: _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
18: D&C 68:27 "And their children shall be baptized for the remission of their sins when eight years old and receive the laying on of hands."
19: I am a Child of God
20: To my favorite Claire "bear" Lomu I am so excited about your baptism. This is such an important step for you to take in entering into the waters of baptism like our Savior Jesus who showed us the path that leads from baptism to great happiness. (Matthew 3: 13-17) You will even get the gift of the holy ghost as a constant companion to help you through your whole life. I am so proud of you for being such an amazing young girl who is not only beautiful but spiritual as well. I know heavenly father and the angels of heaven are proud and happy too. You have grown up so fast into a fine young woman. I love your fun personality and the way you help your mom, dad, brothers and sister. You have been so blessed with goodly parents who love you no matter what. You have a great extended family who love and cherish you so much. Remember how blessed you are and as you continue to live the gospel you will be forever blessed and happy. I have no doubt you will remain strong and faithful. Claire "bear" is just made that way. You are amazing. Have a great day. We are sorry we will not be at your baptism since we are now Missionaries that are teaching others to come unto Christ and be baptized like you. We tell our investigators about you and your decision to become a member of Christ's Church. God Bless you and always be forever strong in family and the gospel. Love Elder Zoll...your grandfather from Ghana Africa.
21: Dear Claire, I can't believe my beautiful little Claire Bear is eight years old and ready to be baptized. I can remember when you were born and what a darling little baby you were. We were all so excited that you were going to be a member of our family. Then we watched you grow up and I remember how much you loved dragons, dinosaurs, and wolves, and I thought it was so neat that you liked those things. Now you are eight and have chosen to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and that is so important. I wish so much that we could be there to see your baptism. I know how beautiful you will look all dressed in white, but even more important is how you will feel after the baptism. You will feel all clean and pure and very happy, and then your Dad will confirm you a member of the church and give you a special blessing. Be sure to listen carefully to the words he says, because they are very important and will help you in your life. Now that Grandpa and I are serving a mission in Africa, we realize how blessed our family has been to know about Jesus Christ and be members of his church. There are so many people in Ghana who do not know about our Savior. So always remember how blessed you are, and try hard to be a good girl, be kind to your family and friends, and follow the example that Jesus set for us. I am so proud of you Claire, and I love you so much. I can't wait to come home and be with you again. Love Grandma Zoll Love Grandma Zoll p.s. I saw the pictures of you in your white dress and you looked so beautiful and grown up. .
22: Child of promise, daughter of the divine. Pure and holy in a little white dress.
23: Messages from friends and family who attended my Baptism...
24: Messages from friends and family who attended my Baptism...
25: "And that from a child thou hast know the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus." Timothy 3:15
26: Draw close to the Lord, Jesus Christ. Be of good cheer. Keep the faith. Doubt not. The storms will one day be sTilled.
27: Messages from friends and family who attended my Baptism...
29: Messages from friends and family who attended my Baptism...
30: My Baptism Today I took a closer step to be with Heavenly Father I humbly walked down five white steps and into clean, clear water My loving Daddy took my hand to help me stand up straight Just as he has through my life Till now when I am eight My Daddy showed me what to do breath deep, then hold your nose and baptized me with priesthood power and smiled when I arose And next I took another step to be with Heavenly Father My daddy, uncles, grandpas, too all around me gathered They layed their hands upon my head blessed me and said Amen Now the Holy Ghost will be my guide If I but follow Him