After a Cub Scout meeting in October 2010, my grandson came home and told his parents he wanted to begin attending church. Up until that time, neither he nor his parents had been attending any church, but the next Sunday our daughter, his mother, agreed to take him. My grandson really enjoyed the experience; and after a couple of weeks, the rest the family began to attend church. It wasn’t long after that when my grandson announced that he wanted to be baptized.
In order to be eligible for baptism, my grandson took a series of basic gospel lessons presented by specially ordained ministers in the church. The entire family participated in the discussions and continued regular church attendance. The lessons were completed in February 2011 and my grandson was baptized.
One of the great blessings of this experience is that my daughter and her husband have resolved to make important changes in their lives, including changing their work schedules to allow for church attendance as a family. Consequently, wonderful things are happening in the lives of this family, and, specifically, in the lives of the parents, as a result of their son’s baptism. Most notably, they have become stronger in their religious commitment and in their commitment to each other.
All of this happened because a few Cub Scouts befriended a young man and invited him to participate with them in Scouting and then at church. I couldn’t be more happy or grateful!