After church, they were doing baptisms in Phoenix First Assembly's outdoor baptismal and encouraged people to go and watch and cheer on the people making their public declaration to follow Jesus. As we stood and cheered, Maddox had a conversation with his dad asking if he could also be baptized because he wants more people to know about Jesus.
He was one of the last few people to be submerged and after I hugged him and cheered him on I had to run Audrey to the bathroom. While wrapping up in there, I got a phone call to hurry back out because Jetty was going in too, Pastor Luke Barnett climbed back in with Bing to baptize my sweet Jetty-boo. I am not sure the exact conversations they had with their dad but I do know these boys are fully ready to make the decision.
My Jetty wakes up singing songs to God and goes about his joyful, bouncy days singing all the while. Jetty loves to pray healing over people and does so at every opportunity including meal time prayers to bless our food. He prays for healing almost as much as he sings praise.
My Maddox prays for all of the homeless people and beggars we see, asking if we can build them houses and/or bring them home with us. He has a heart for the lost and says he wants people to know God more.
To celebrate their decision we went and worked on a service project preparing a home to receive two single mothers and their children, it desperately needed painting to prepare for the flooring that will go in this week. These homes are being used to reunite families, getting children out of foster care and back with their parents providing them a safe and clean home along with a support system and people to walk with them on this journey. Restored Hope Family Ministry is the name of the game.
Then, on Monday, Bing and I celebrated our seventh anniversary, on 7/27... I love the number seven and it's biblical significance. I feel that a new chapter is about to open in our family, our life, our marriage, our businesses and I am so excited to see God's best for us in the next seven years! I am counting the baptism as a special anniversary present and have been joyfully emotional about the whole ordeal.