Thank you to all who have been praying for us. For the record, we are convinced of the paedobaptist position.
Most of the hard part is now over. We have told both our families. We were raised Baptists, but Angela's parents are supportive, and my mom believes as well that our children are in the covenant.
But please continue to pray for us. Tomorrow, we will be visiting a new church, the Oceanside United Reformed Church ( http://www.oceansideurc.org/ ). We are in a scary time right now because we were with Grace Bible Church for so long, and our souls were taken care of so well over there. We honestly don't know how any church could compare. It's kind of like I could never imagine myself remarrying if Angela were to die, because I don't think that anyone could compare to her.
Please pray that the Lord would make this transition time as smooth as possible for us. Pray that our souls and the souls of our children would be fed with Word and Sacrament. Please also pray that we would have shepherds that would care for us even as we were cared for at GBC.
We know the Lord will take care of us. It's just a scary time for us right now.
O Lord, You know that we are fragile. You know how sinful I am. Please, Lord, feed us. Cause us, especially during this time, to rest in You. We do thank You for opening our eyes to Your covenant promises to us and to our children, but we know that it also involves so many changes in our life. Would You be pleased, Almighty Father, to comfort us during this time? Please feed us with Your Word and with Christ's Body and Blood. Please strengthen us to rest in Christ. Please let us be surrounded by Your Church. We are scared. Please let us be taken care of. Grant us in our new church godly elders who love their work and love to shepherd their flock. Grant us elders who are ministers of and not above Your Word and who consider themselves simply undershepherds as accountable to the Great Shepherd of the sheep. Use us, O Lord, to Your glory. For the sake of Christ our Savior we pray. Amen.