Baptism of Benjamin Todd Cameron
April 20, 1998 at Laie, Hawaii
This is a picture of Ben and his dad, Donald. Donald, who holds
the Priesthood, Baptized Ben. Ben is now a member of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that children are born perfect and
don't need Baptism until they are old enough to be accountable for their actions.
We also believe that Baptisms must be performed by someone with the proper
authority. We believe that the Priesthood of God has been restored to the
earth, and that Baptisms must be performed by someone with this authority.
This is the program for the Baptism.
Ben was baptized in Queen's Bathtub, a section of beach that was rocked in to
form a bathing place for the Hawaiian monarchy when they travelled. At high-tide, the
waves come up over the rock wall, filling the "bathtub". The rest of the time, the water
is very calm, great for young children to play and perfect for Baptisms.
Ben and his dad are in the ocean, getting ready for the Baptism.
Ben just after he was immersed (dunked!) in the water.
This picture is of Ben when he was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus
Christ of Latter-day Saints. He also received the gift of the Holy Ghost to guide him
throughout his life.
This is a picture of Ben with his family right after the Baptism. The
wind was blowing, but it was a cool 82 degrees and sunny.
After the Baptism, we went home for a bar-b-que with our friends.
This is a picture of "uncle" Stan flipping burgers on the grill.
The kids had a great time jumping on the trampoline. They played
dodge ball, crack the egg, and old woman. The trampoline was also used as
a picnic table.