Monday, July 27, 2009

The Gateway into His Kingdom

First the years, then the months, and now the days have gone by and I find myself questioning "Have I taught him enough? Does he know his worth? Have I prepared my son with the understanding, faith, and testimony needed preparatory to his baptism?" This is the gateway to the Kingdom of God, and my sweet dear boy has the understanding and faith that nurtures his testimony. He is ready for his baptism.
We cannot take lightly the law given to us to teach our children the doctrine of repentance; faith in Christ, the Son of the living God; and of baptism and the gift of the Holy Ghost by the laying on of hands when eight years old, which is the age of accountability appointed by God. We need to do a better job of teaching our children and our grandchildren to understand what it means to enter the kingdom of God, for we will be held accountable. (Robert D. Hales, “The Covenant of Baptism”)
As I've been helping my son plan his baptism program I came across a great idea of having coloring pages available for the children that attend. So I took the idea and came up with a cute mini coloring book to help keep the little ones entertained. The pictures came from past issues of the Friend Magazine and the new Nursery Manual.


Download the pdf then print it out on the front and back of the paper according to your printers instructions. Now fold it in half and you're done!

lady m

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