|April 27, 2008 turned out to be practically a perfect day! The weather was delightful -- sunny with a light breeze and plenty of flowers in bloom. The church was full of smiling faces, special friends, and Tayta (Erin's mom). The service seemed to flow like a mountain stream. Definitely the time that Joshua had devoted to planning how he would lead the church service paid off because it was a worshipful experience. Tima had his debut with his first baby dedication -- how special that it was Kyler!! What a pair those two made! And Dejan did an amazing job of tying in Kyler's dedication to his sermon about how life is beautiful and we should live like it is.|
Jad, Danna, and Kyler have all been dedicated to God as babies. For us, the parents, this is a gesture that we want to raise our children to be followers of Jesus and citizens of God's creation in a positive way. Just as each of these three children are unique, so were their dedication services!
Jad was dedicated at our small church in Zimbabwe (the one with a thatched roof and no walls), whereas Danna's took place with 11 other children at our church in Portland, Oregon. And Kyler the Smiler ends it with a dedication at Sarka Valley Community Church in Prague, Czech Republic.
Three different kids, three different church "families", in three different countries. What a blessing, though, that no matter where we end up in this crazy world, our family can be a part of the local branch of the "family of God."