Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless HIS HOLY NAME.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Joshua Philip Nolen Sloan

Last Sunday, after church, Philip and Liz took the boys to a hamburger place for supper. (Phil and Liz call it their "Sonic" because they bring your burgers out to your car.)

After they had ordered, Josh (their 7-year-old) told his Daddy that he wanted to be saved. Right there in their van, Philip was able to lead his oldest son to the Lord. They called Mimi right away and we all rejoiced with them.

Joshua is a quiet, tender-hearted little boy. He is smart and obedient, and he is a blessing to his Aunt Anna. Joshua is our Little Andrew's best, best friend. They see each other nearly every day. From the second they see each other until the moment they say goodbye, they are in-separable. They speak mostly in Spanish to each other. (But they speak to their sibblings and to their other cousins in English!) One day, I asked Little Andrew, "Why do you talk with Josh only in Spanish?" He answered, "Oh, Mommy, because he is my SPECIAL friend!"

Yesterday, Joshua got baptized. What a thrill and joy to my heart to see him follow the Lord in believer's baptism! I know it was a very emotional moment for Philip to be able to baptize his son.
What a joy to be able to rear our children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, and to see them have a desire to be obedient to His Word!

Rejoice with us over this new little convert in our family!Philip and Liz
Joshua, Samuel, and Mark


Joe, Laura, Gilbert, Danny, and Bonnie said...

That is a blessing, Anna! Both of our boys got saved in July. Danny keeps telling Bonnie that she is still lost. Bonnie (3) says, "I'm not lost. I'm in Ghana."

Raylinda said...

How wonderful! So happy for him. Our son Noah got assurance of his salvation last night. Ernie is working out of town so I had Noah call him last night after church.

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Debby C. said...

What a blessing, Anna! Now's he's a part of our heavenly family! :)

Jamie S. said...

That is soooooooo wonderful!!!!! :o)

Tisa Lira said...

What a blessing for Philip to be able to lead his son to the Lord and then baptize him! Thanks for sharing Anna!

Cinnamon said...

Love that!! how sweet! How special!

Blessings to you~ Cinnamon

Vanessa said...

That is so wonderful! Such great news. :o)

Mona said...

Praise the Lord! I'm sure Phil and Liz were very happy. I know as a parent, the wonderful happiness it brings when your child gets saved!!
Love ya,

Jolene said...

Precious, precious, precious!!!

And I'm so glad that you included the updated picture of Phil's family. I am going to use it to update Mom's blog!