Sunday, March 12, 2017

Gregory is Baptized

Gregory is being baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Saturday, March 4th at 9:30 am. I want to document Gregory's baptism, it's a very important step in his life, and I hope that his baptism is a wonderful and spiritual experience. 

Baptismal Spotlight

Gregory Stanley Nelson, III
Cascade 5th Ward, Orem Utah Cascade Stake

Gregory is kind, compassionate, loving, athletic and very bright. He has lived in America, Ireland, and Australia. He is very capable at making new friends and adjusts well to new environments. He is the oldest child and does an amazing job at caring for and being there for his two younger brothers.

Gregory loves to be outdoors--biking, swimming, and playing soccer. He also enjoys reading and art. He's very creative, a team player, and a wonderful brother and son. Gregory loves being with people, he's a natural leader, and has a strong desire to choose the right.

We are so happy that Gregory wants to be baptized and confirmed a member of the church. This decision will bless his life and it will help his testimony grow. Making a covenant to take upon him the name of Jesus Christ, to serve Him, and be obedient will allow Heavenly Father to bless Gregory to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost and through the atonement of Jesus Christ be forgiven of sin. Gregory, we love you!

Gregory was lucky to have four grandparents AND four great-grandparents attend his baptism. Gregory's Great-Grandma Beth was there 30 minutes early so we were able to sneak in a photo. I love my grandma. I have so many fond memories with her. She makes me so happy, and when I saw her walk into the chapel my heart was full of joy and it brought tears to my eyes.

 This is another great-grandpa of Gregory's He is also my grandpa. I loved going to his house growing up just across the street where they always had yummy ice cream to eat. Grandpa would also bring us chocolate milk and fresh donuts from Provo Bakery every Saturday morning. Happy memories :)

 Gregory and his Daddy. I'm so grateful that Stan is worthy and willing to baptize Gregory. As Stan baptized Gregory I was overcome with the spirit, and felt the love of my Savior Jesus Christ. I know that Gregory made the right decision. This was a great day for him and for his eternal progression.

Grandpa and Grandma Nelson.
Grandpa was able to conduct the stake baptism the month that Gregory was baptized.

Family photos just before the baptism began. Happy Day!

Grandpa and Grandma Plothow. Gregory is so lucky to have so much love and support from wonderful examples. He loves his grandparents so much.

My Dad, Gregory's Grandpa Plothow made this for him. It was a very kind, thoughtful gift that will hopefully help Gregory to remember the sacred covenants he has made, and to look forward to and to prepare for future covenants. Gregory also got other gifts. Grandma gave him a glass crystal that he absolutely loves, and Grandma Nelson made him a blanket. Stan and I gave him scriptures with his name engraved on them. Overall, we had a lovely day and Gregory knew that this was his special day.

After the baptism many of our guests met us at Magleby's Fresh for brunch. We had a private room reserved, and it was a nice way to end the morning. It was great to have so much support. All my brothers and sisters were able to come but one. Lyndon and Christine currently live in Singapore with their three kids, so they weren't able to come, we missed you guys! Sam and Erin came up for their Spring Break from California, Maggie and Ky were there with three week old baby Everest, as was Edward, Hannah, and Ethan. Stan's brother and family were in town from Las Vegas so it was nice for him to have a sibling there too. We also had aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins and friends drive far and near to come, and we are so grateful for all the love. <3

1 comment:

  1. Sad to have missed it. Glad that everyone else was there to support you guys.