Learning about Baptism
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    “Learning about Baptism,” Friend, February 2019

    Learning about Baptism

    I’m getting baptized! But there are a few things I need to learn first. Help me learn about the steps of baptism by reading and coloring in the boxes below.

    coloring pictures of a girl getting baptized

    Illustrations by Brad Teare

    1. To get ready, I’ll have an interview with the bishop. He’ll ask me if I have faith in Jesus Christ and follow the commandments. I’ll also ask someone who holds the priesthood to baptize me.

    2. I can invite my family and friends to come to my baptism.

    3. When I get baptized, I will go all the way under the water, like Jesus did. But it will only be for about a second, and then I’ll come right back up.

    4. I will take the name of Christ upon me. This means I will be a Christian, or someone who follows Jesus. I’ll also promise to always remember Him and obey His commandments.

    5. I will be confirmed. That means I will be invited to receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost can help me make good choices and warn me about danger.

    6. I will become a member of the Church.

    7. I can think about my baptism promises when I take the sacrament.

    8. My baptism will bless me my whole life! When I make mistakes, I can repent and be forgiven. Then I can feel as clean as on the day I was baptized.

    Thanks for helping me get ready for the big day!