1. Find a Priest or Bishop:
It is important to find a Priest or Bishop who will officiate the baptism. A member of the LDS Church should be consulted for assistance in finding an authorized representative.
2. Meet with Priest or Bishop:
Once a Priest or Bishop has been found, it is important to meet with them and discuss the details of the upcoming baptism. This meeting allows those involved to become familiar with what needs to take place on the day of baptism, ensuring that everyone is prepared and ready for the special occasion.
3. Determine Baptism Date:
An official date must be selected and agreed upon by all parties involved for the baptismal ceremony to take place as planned.
4. Set Up Meeting with Witnesses:
It is important to arrange a meeting with two witnesses who will be present to witness the baptism. These witnesses can help provide moral support and guidance for those involved in the ceremony.
5. Prepare Baptismal Garments:
LDS members must be dressed in white clothing that covers their body from neck to toe during the baptismal ceremony. It is important to make sure all garments are washed, pressed, and ready for use on the day of the event.
6. Purchase Baptismal Supplies:
Certain supplies such as clothes hangers, buckets, towels, and soap should be purchased before the scheduled date for easy access when needed during the ceremony.
7. Review Supplies with the Priest or Bishop:
Before the ceremony, it is important to review the supplies and make sure everything is in order. This will help ensure that there are no issues when it comes time for the actual baptismal event.
8. Pray and Prepare:
The day before or the morning of the baptismal ceremony, prayer, and self-reflection can be beneficial. Taking some personal time to appreciate the significance of this special occasion helps members prepare both mentally and spiritually for their baptism.