the items in a bag or small box
by Jennifer Lefftler)
Congratulations on your baptism day! This
Baptism bag will help remind you that being baptized is one of the most
important things you can do in your life.
The white bag is
a symbol of how pure and clean you are now that you have been baptized.
Let it remind you that dirt can stain the bag just as sin can stain your
soul. Always remember that repentance can keep you pure and clean and should
always be your goal.
The picture of Jesus
and John the Baptist will remind you that Jesus was baptized when
He lived on earth because He wanted to obey Heavenly Father's commandments
and set an example for each of us to follow. He knew that everyone must
be baptized to be able to live in the Celestial kingdom.
The sacrament cup: When
we are baptized we make a promise to Heavenly Father and He in turn makes
a promise to us. This is called a covenant. When you partake of the Sacrament
you will be renewing your baptismal covenant. The chart will help you remember
what these promises are.
Small gift box: After
you were baptized you received one of God's greatest gifts, the Gift of
the Holy Ghost. You received this by the laying on of hands by an Elder
of the Church. As you open the small gift representing the Holy Ghost you
will discover the many ways the Holy Ghost can help you in your life if
you live worthy.
The heart stands
for the great love our Heavenly Father has for you and His desire that
you return to live with Him. It also stands for the love you show Him by
obeying His commandments.
Candle: As you
gain a testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and live worthy so Heavenly
Father's spirit can be with you, you will feel the peace and joy the gospel
brings and have the light of the Holy Ghost. Let the candle represent this
light which will lead you back to the presence of your Heavenly Father.
COVENANT (make a card with this written
Heavenly Father Promises:
I will follow Jesus
I will always remember him
I will keep his commandments
He will forgive me
He will give me the help of the Holy Ghost
He will give me eternal life
These are the wordstrips that go
in the "Gift of the Holy Ghost" box:
Gives us our Testimony
Warns us of danger or evil
Comforts us (Galatians 5:22)
Inspires us (Luke 12:12)
Teaches us (John 14:26)
Helps us remember things (John 14:26)
Helps us understand things (D&C 6:15)
Helps us know and choose the right (D&C
Guides us in important decisions (2 Nephi
Helps us recognize truth (Moroni 10:5)
Helps us understand and communicate with each
other (Alma 12:3)