Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kylie's Baptism

Have I ever mentioned that Brian & I LOVE Kylie's friends? Besides the fact that they're beautiful, hilarious, Jack-lovin' sweethearts.... they also know when a friend might need a little kick in that patootie.

After tons of peer pressure encouragement from Kylie's friends, she decided to attend UPPC's youth mission trip to Kentucky. She raised her own funds through donations, yard work, car washes and more so that she could serve a community in economic poverty.
Cowboy Hat is a KY Souvenir.

Brian & I were thrilled that Ky decided to go. We knew it would round out some of her qualifications on the college applications, but more importantly we knew that serving can by a life-changing experience. However, we were also nervous about how she would handle such a new, and often, emotionally trying experience. We had little reason to worry because Kylie did great! She came home excited to share stories about the people she met, all the work she accomplished and how much she'd learned about herself.

The day after Kylie came home, she woke up to go to church, and she even made Therin get out of bed and go. This was quite a change from just a week prior. After the service, she tracked down Pastor Patrick so she could talk to him about getting baptized.

Taeler Baptizes Kylie

Kylie will be the first to admit that she still has a lot of questions about Christianity and what she believes, but the coolest part about her experience is that it has encouraged her to take an initiative. She's reading through Mark, meeting with mentors and looking forward to a study that will hopefully answer some of her questions. Brian & I are very proud of her.


rachel said...

that's awesome. what a great story of hope!

LMR Photography said...

AHH!!! The Baptist roots in my just love a good baptism story. HAHA! Way to go, Kylie!! So happy for you!!! And so glad you moved here!