I was more nervous, that they would be nervous, than they were nervous. Both of them were confident that this is what they wanted to do, to make a public statement that they choose to live their lives for Christ. Neither of them were the least bit hesitant. Part of the reason they were so comfortable is because they have a relationship with our pastor and he really makes them feel special.
Sunday came and Joseph volunteered to go first. Bethany and Joseph both could hardly be seen over the edge of the baptismal. Our pastor held them up so they could each share what Jesus means to them. Both of them answered the question in their own words without any help or counsel from us.
Joseph said, "It means that you read God's Word and He does something good for you and then you go and do something good for others."