Saturday, October 5, 2013

Baptismal Service 9-8-13

 September 8 was a beautiful day for the baptismal service.  The next day all the rains started that caused flooding in Colorado.  We were blessed to have this beautiful day before the storm!
 Jonathan giving a wave!
 Randy helped with the baptism of Joy and Katie.
 Steve was teaching Quil and Micah how to make a reed whistle.
Micah trying the whistle.
We had some scripture and a few songs, led by Rev. Marvin Mosley.
 There was no rain, thankfully, but the sun was bright, and umbrellas were handy.
 Janet, Beth, and Jonathan enjoying the shade of the umbrella.
 Three of the Lucas children were baptized:  Sammy, Carrie, and Crystal
 Our daughter-in-law, Joy was baptized.
 The Lucas children after being baptized
Rowen's cousin, Katie, being baptized
 Several older ones preferred the pouring method of baptism.
 Rowen, Katie, and Joy
 Afterwards, we were invited to the Lucas home for food and a time of sharing music and testimonies.
 It was a wonderful day of the Lord's blessings!

Emily getting braces!

On September 5, Emily got her braces!

Our favorite orthodontist, Dr. Richter, (who did Jeffrey's braces), had a Facebook contest in July for someone to get free braces.  Our friend nominated Emily, and many, many people "voted" for her.  She won the contest!  So on September 5, Nicole is attaching the braces to her teeth.
Dr. Richter came to check Nicole's work, and put a few of the brackets on.  It is called the Damen System, and only requires visits and wire changes every two months.  The wire has a memory, and is always trying to get back to its original shape.  In this way, the teeth move.  Every wire change will be to a heavier gauge wire until the end when a different wire is used for "tweaking".  The brackets are different from the old method, because they have little doors that are opened for wire changes, then shut.  No more colored bands to hold the wires on the brackets!  Emily is required to wear a rubber band on one side, which is supposed to be correcting her midline.
 Emily was very brave, even though she felt like she was gagging continually!
 A picture of Emily and Nicole after the job was complete.  We are very thankful for this opportunity for Emily to have braces for free!  God is good!