Christina’s Baptism

Recently, we had the joy of attending my niece’s baptism. Christina gave her heart to Jesus last year, and she asked soon thereafter to be baptized. Since our church meets in a retirement apartment complex, we don’t have a baptismal available. We had to wait for hot weather to use a pool.

The June evening held an air of anticipation as family and friends gathered to watch Christina’s baptism. She understood that baptism did not save her; it was her faith in Jesus’ shed blood. Baptism was her public confession of salvation!

After the baptism, we enjoyed snacks and fellowship.


I thought this was so adorable. Little brother hanging out while big brother swings!
Dad shared a short message.
Drew, Anna, Tina, and Mary. Love Tina’s white dress!

“I now baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”
Such a beautiful example!

Dad had the idea to purchase a bouquet of balloons for Christina. When Maxwell babies are born, we often put balloons on the mailbox. So in a similar way, Tina could announce her new birth.
Tina about to release them!
Off they went!

It was gorgeous to see those red balloons drift off into the deep blue sky.

Afterward, everyone enjoyed snacks Nathan and Melanie provided.
Miss Oreo Girl
Drew with a cousin (from Melanie’s side)
Dad and Tina
Nathan and Tina

“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like
as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father,
even so we also should walk in newness of life.” (Romans 6:4)

18 thoughts on “Christina’s Baptism”

  1. Congrats to Christina and the whole Maxwell family! I love Mary’s outfit, by the way (;

  2. What a beautiful time and beautiful photos! So happy to hear another little one choosing Jesus!!

  3. Many Congratulations Tina, you are on the right road!
    How old are you now?
    God bless
    We send our love

  4. Hello to the Maxwell family
    As a French Roman Catholic, I didn’t know how you proceed to the baptism and I find it wonderful and very tender. The lovely Tina seems radiant and I wish her the best in her sweet journey with Jesus.
    Virginie from Paris

  5. Praise the Lord!!! What a special baptism, I LOVE the balloons idea. Christina looks just like her Mommy- so beautiful! So, so precious, thank you for sharing the good news.

  6. Congratulations Christina!
    It reminds me of my baptism. I was ten. I was baptized in a river.
    Joyanna, my little sister was baptized recently. She was four, almost five. Tina reminded me of her. 🙂

  7. Congratulations Christina! God’s richest blessings on your “new” life.

    So exciting,

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