The thing that impressed me, was how sincere their answers were and how different from each other. They were speaking from the heart, and not from a script of memorized Sunday School or catechism answers.
After we were sure that they knew what they were doing, and why, we had Johnny and Elias pray a prayer inviting Christ to live in their lives.
We explained what a big step this was, and how important it was to now live a life worthy of the One who gave His for them. They took it all very seriously.
The next day, during Children's Church, Johnny and Elias told everyone what they had done and Who Jesus was to them. We explained to all the children that baptism was a way of showing what had happened on the inside and how they were new creatures in Christ.
We used a bucket as our baptismal which required a bit of contortionism to get the boys all the way dunked, but we managed.
Afterward we presented both boys with a Certificate to commemorate the event. We want this time in their lives to stand out. We want them to know how important it was and live their lives accordingly.
We're so happy for this big step in the boys lives and are excited for all the rest of the kids as they also grow up and step up to be men and women of God.