The Baptism Talk - Bow Edition

For the last few weeks, a young lady has been going to Church and has become friendly with Top Ender and several of the other young women. This young lady is rather fabulous, which is obvious even to me as I've not had much to do with her seeing as how I'm in Primary, but I've spoken to her a few times on Tuesday nights at Mutual and this young lady ALWAYS has a bow in her hair. It's like her trademark.

When Top Ender was asked to give a talk at the Baptism, on the subject of Baptism she knew she had to use these bows as the starting point and came up with the following talk, that I thought I'd share with you (and in the process saving so I might be able to use it myself in the future!) on this Sabbath day. The rest of this blog post is written by Top Ender!

Bows in a Gift bag, an object lesson in the form of a LDS Baptism talk on Baptism

I am so excited to be here today and to be able to witness you taking your first steps in showing your faith to the world. When I was asked if I would give a talk at your Baptism, I was really excited. Ever since I first met you, there has been something you have worn every single time that reminds me of the Baptismal Covenants, the promises, that I’ve already made and you are going to make today.

So, right now everyone is looking at you trying to work out what it is that you’ve worn every time you’ve been to Church and they are probably thinking it’s like a necklace or something, but they are wrong.

Ask any of us Young Women or our leaders, what it is that you always wear and we’ll all answer… BOWS. <Put Bag of three bows on Pulpit>

So, how exactly do Bows remind me of the Baptismal Covenants? Well, it’s all to do with the spelling.


I’ll explain,

B - stands for bear his name.

When we are baptised we take upon us the name of Christ. like on the missionary badges where it says his name everybody else in the Church that you will be joining bears his name, you will soon bear his name and you will show those around you whom you believe in and want to follow.

O - Stands for one. 

When we are baptised, we are as one. We share one another’s burdens. We help each other, we cheer each other up, we celebrate each other’s successes and we lend a shoulder when things don’t go the way we hoped. We try to love one another just as Jesus loved us.

W -stands for witness. 

When we are baptised, we become a witness of Christ like it says in the young women’s theme. We know that Jesus is the Son of God, that he is our Saviour, that the Gospel is true and every thing we do is a reflection of that. When you are baptised you are a walking example of all that knowledge, which is why we try to always remember him in our thoughts, in our actions and with the example we set to all those around us.

It can be hard, but I know you will do a brilliant job because you are brilliant, but if you do make a mistake, then it’s okay, because we get to renew these covenants every Sunday when we take the Sacrament.

Top Ender ready to go give her LDS Baptism Talk

I am so grateful that we are friends and I can’t wait to get to know you even better, and to share more fun times together and to just learn and grow in the gospel together.

Today is your special day and I’m so happy that I could share it with you. And I say these things in the name of our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.