1. What do I wear to the baptism service?
Sunday clothes
2. What do I need to have with me?
a towel
a comb
dry underwear
your recommend/certificate from Bishop
white socks
white baptismal clothes
3. Who may come to see me be baptized?
Mom and Dad
brothers and sisters
Grandmas and Grandpas
aunts, uncles, friends, teachers, anyone!
4. Can I hold my nose when I go under the water?
Yes. The person baptizing you will show you how.
5. What happens if some of my hair or one of my toes doesn’t go all the way under the water?
You will be immersed (put under water) a second time.
6. What promise or covenant do I make with Heavenly Father when I am baptized?
You promise that from now on you will choose the right and obey all of his commandments. You will take upon yourself the name of Christ (that is, to become one of his true followers), and always remember to do what he has taught us to do.
7. What does Heavenly Father promise me?
That his Spirit (the Holy Ghost) will always be with you. This will help you do what is right so that you can always be happy. If you do this, you can return and live with him again.
8. What does it mean to be baptized by “immersion”?
This means that your whole body is put completely under the water and then brought back up out of the water. Being under the water is a likeness of Jesus’ death and burial. Being brought up out of the water is a likeness of Jesus’ resurrection to a new life, and a likeness of your being born to a new, clean life of righteousness.
9. Why must I be baptized and confirmed only by a man who holds the priesthood?
A man who holds the priesthood has some of the same powers on earth that Heavenly Father and his son Jesus have. Jesus says that if a man is a priest in the Aaronic Priesthood, or holds the Melchizedek Priesthood, he has the right or authority to baptize people in Jesus’ name. A man who holds the Melchizedek Priesthood has the right to confirm people members of the Church of Jesus Christ. If a man doesn’t hold the priesthood, he doesn’t have the right to do these special things for Heavenly Father and Jesus.
10. How shall I remember the promises I make at baptism?
By reverently partaking of the sacrament each Sunday, and by listening to prayers offered over the bread and water.