“Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from Him.”
Psalm 127:3

child dedication

On Saturday, 29 December 2012, I conducted my first child dedication service for Kiersten, the daughter of Emman and Christine Comon. The family lives in Temuka, which is about 30 minutes drive from Timaru.

The Jesus is Lord Life Group, the Filipino Christian group that gathers for worship every Saturday requested me to conduct the child dedication. Together with most of their members, we went to the child’s home to conduct dedication service.

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By coming forward before God and his people, do you hereby declare your desire to dedicate yourselves and your daughter to the Lord? If so, please respond by saying “we do.”
child dedication
So that the child may walk in the abundant life that Christ offers, do you vow by God’s help, to encourage, through praise and correction, the parents in their effort to raise their daughter in the fear of the Lord, to uphold them in prayer, and if anything should happen to the parents, to assume responsibility in helping the child receive our Lord’s guidance and instruction?
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The Comon family was also celebrating the birthday of Kiersten’s sibling. We met other Filipinos from Christchurch who came to attend the event.

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It was a Saturday of worship, fellowship and fun with Filipino brothers and sisters in Christ.

Indeed, how good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters live together in unity!

PHOTO CREDIT: Rosalinda Reyes, Emer-son Reyes