Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Jayden's 6 year old Rite of Passage Ceremony

On June 29th we had a ceremony to celebrate Jayden's "rite of passage"
into his next season of life.
Jordan had wanted to do something like this at age 12 and had always planned on doing it
but this spring the more he studied about kids and development
and the challenges that they are facing earlier and earlier -
he decided to do a "rite of passage" one at age 6, then 12, then 18 -
Each time calling them out of where they had been - into maturity and the next season that God had called them to.
It was such a special night.
We invited friends and family to be apart of this special time.

Jayden with his grandparents 
(so thankful for their investment into his life)

Jordan had both grandfathers and all the uncles make videos
to show at the ceremony.
The men spoke blessing over jayden and called out certain things that they saw in his life - and then challenged him with different things.

Jordan also asked some people to become jayden's "godparents"
He asked his two childrens pastors (past/present) and two of his sunday school teachers.
He wants them to invest in jaydens life and pray for him as he grows and develops into the man of God  that he is created to be.
Carrie - one of his godparents - is a missionary -
so she sent a video in for him
It was the sweetest thing!
Jordan speaking identity, value, blessing to Jayden and calling him into 
walking as a man of God.

Uncle Geoffrey's video
After the videos and jordan speaking to jayden
we had the godparents come up and pray over him.
This is James and he had jayden do a push up while they were praying.
(loved this so much!)
Aunt B praying for J
The Carona's praying for J
Uncle Hanj did a spoken word that he had written instead of the video -
it was really cool.
After the prayers jordan had all of the children come up to the stage and jordan spoke a blessing over all of them.
Jayden with his godparents.
(caronas, d-brots, mulveys)
Jayden with this grandfathers and uncles.
(so thankful for the godly example he has with the men in his life - what a blessing!)
Afterwards we went to Cafe Express for dinner
we sat on the patio and it was such a nice night!


Jennie said...

what a special day!!

ellen said...

Amazing and wonderful to have such godly parents, friends and family invest Jayden's life!