Our sons have a friendship with Jamie D. that began in the late 80’s and has lasted and grown over the years. Jamie D’s family and his mom flew over to spend an extended Easter weekend with us in Colville. Jamie D. asked our son Josh if he would baptize him on this weekend. Josh was humbled by this request and agreed to the privilege of baptizing his dear friend. Our son Dan was tasked with finding a good spot for the baptism to take place. He searched the area and came up with this beautiful location on the Kettle River.
We followed each other for the miles north to reach the Napolean Bridge Boat Launch on the Kettle River. We backed down the boat ramp and gathered on the shore.
We were all looking forward to witness this glorious event!
Jamie had this t-shirt prepared with the passage from the Bible that he chose on the back and his prayer of confession and testimony on the front that he shared with all of us.
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”
We sang together while Rae (Jamie D’s daughter) accompanied us on her Ukulele, Amazing Grace and Jesus Loves Me.
It was now time for Josh and Jamie to step into the freezing Kettle River.
Out of the wet clothes for some more photos.
Dan and Jamie D. , friends since 2nd grade.
When Jamie D’s dad, David D. was forty he asked Joshua’s dad, my Dear, to baptize him. That happened in a friends pool in Edmonds, Washington in 1990. Now our son Joshua was asked to baptize Jamie D. who is forty in 2022. David D. was called up to be with his Lord in heaven in 2016. This day, April 17th, there was rejoicing in heaven over the obedience of baptism and what it represents for us all.
Dave D. , Dear and Josh in 2008 at Jamie D’s wedding.
Looking back down on this spot from the bridge on our way back to Dan and Jamie’s for dinner together. An amazing full and glorious Easter day.
We have two special people in our lives named Jamie, one male and one female. Jamie D. who our boys have been friends with for years and then Dan fell in love with Jamie F. who he asked to marry him and who we all love and cherish, too. Didn’t want anyone to get confused.