LDS Baptism Talk on the Gift of the Holy Ghost Charm Bracelet

LDS Baptism Talk on the Gift of the Holy Ghost Charm Bracelet

Charm bracelets are a great way to commemorate any special occasion: graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc. I always thought it would be fun to do one for my mom for Mother’s Day with the different charms representing fun memories we have had together. This is one I did for a very special baptism.


Some Background: For this post to make any sense, you may need a little background. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (often called the Mormons). In my church we are not baptized until we are at least eight years old. After we are baptized we also receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. After eight we are old enough to understand the difference between right and wrong and can decide for ourselves if we want to take Christ’s name upon us. The decision to be baptized is a very important moment in our lives. I was also baptized at the age of eight and consider it the first major step in my journey to return back to live with my Heavenly Father. My life has been greatly blessed by the decision that I made years ago to follow Christ. Learn More About Baptism and the Gift of the Holy Ghost


Recently my niece asked me to speak at her upcoming baptism about the Gift of the Holy Ghost.

A couple of months ago I had given a similar baptism talk for one of my favorite little friends and had used objects to represent the different aspects of how the Holy Ghost blesses us. I then wrapped them up in a cute little jar like a gift.
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It was a great way to make things more visual and it really held the kids’ attention.

But I knew the items weren’t something she would really keep for a long time and I wanted something that could be kept as a memento of this important day. So I decided to do a charm bracelet. I have one that I got from some of my youth leaders when I was a teenager and I still love wearing it!

At the bottom is the talk I wrote to go with the bracelet. I hope it is something that helps remind her of the wonderful gift the Lord has given her!


Buying a Ready Made Charm Bracelet

I’ve gotten a lot of requests for these bracelets and it can be hard to find all the charms you need from a safe source, so I decided to make some available for $22.95 each. Since children use some of my bracelets, I am extra careful about the materials I use. All my charms (unless I indicate otherwise) are made in factories in the U.S., so you don’t have to worry about lead or other dangerous metals. The charms cost me more, but the peace of mind is totally worth it. I also use split rings to attach them. It takes more time, but it makes it almost impossible for the charms to accidentally fall off. Visit my Store>>


I included a little card to go with the bracelet that tells a little bit about each charm. Somebody recently pointed out that there are eight charms! Perfect for turning eight years old!holy-ghost-printable1

 


LDS Baptism Talk on the Gift of the Holy Ghost

The other day I was talking to my son about how when we are baptized we promise to follow the Savior. We repent of our sins and promise never to do them again. He got real quiet and said, “But mom, that would be really, really hard.”

And he was right. But Heavenly Father never asks us to do something he knows we can’t do and he never, ever leaves us alone to do it all by ourselves.

Nephi 3:7 “I will go and do the things which the Lord hath commanded, for I know that the Lord giveth no commandments unto the children of men, save he shall prepare a way for them that they may accomplish the thing which he commandeth them.”

So today you have made a very big promise to the Lord, but just like Nephi he has prepared a way for you to do it. He has given you a helper that will be there with you every step of the way. The Holy Ghost. They call it the Gift of the Holy Ghost because it is a gift from our Heavenly Father.

Today I have a much smaller gift for you. This gift is to help remind you of his gift. Each charm represents one of the ways that the Holy Ghost can help you.

The Charms:

Dove: A reminder that Heavenly Father promises us that if we live righteously that the “Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion.” (D&C 121:46)
Sun: Even though there is only one sun, we can all feel its warmth. And like the sun, the Holy Ghost is there to help us feel warm and safe, and to comfort us.
Lantern: A lantern shows us the way when the path is dark.
Joy: The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, and peace.
Compass: Just like a compass, the Holy Ghost will guide you and tell you what you should do. If you have a question, always turn to the Lord and ask for his guidance.
Heart: “When a man speaketh by the power of the Holy Ghost the power of the Holy Ghost carrieth it unto the hearts of the children of men” (2 Ne. 33:1). The Holy Ghost will help you as you testify to others about the truthfulness of the gospel.
Book of Mormon: Prayer and scripture study are an important way for us to feel the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
Bell: A tiny bell that rings very, very softly. A reminder to always listen carefully to the still small voice and make sure that the noise of the world does not drown it out.

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36 Responses

  1. Rebecca Christensen says:

    Put one aside for me!!! I don’t get paid until the 29th, but I MUST have one!!

  2. Debra Ullery says:

    I ordered the bracelet for my granddaughter’s baptism. Although I wasn’t able to attend and haven’t seen the bracelet, my daughter in law says “it is just beautiful!” I ordered it a week before the baptism and it arrived on time. I am very pleased with the merchandise and service.

  3. Debra Ullery says:

    I ordered the bracelet for my granddaughter’s baptism. Although I wasn’t able to attend and haven’t seen the bracelet, my daughter in law says “it is just beautiful!” I ordered it a week before the baptism and it arrived on time. I am very pleased with the merchandise and service.

  4. Cami Tate says:

    I was so excited to find this! It was ordered and received in 3 days!!!! I am so excited to have this as part of my daughter’s special day. Angie, it was great doing business with you. you responded quickly with questions, and you have made me one happy mamma! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  5. Cami Tate says:

    I was so excited to find this! It was ordered and received in 3 days!!!! I am so excited to have this as part of my daughter’s special day. Angie, it was great doing business with you. you responded quickly with questions, and you have made me one happy mamma! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  6. Linda Sorensen says:

    Thank you so much for shipping it that day. Your extra efforts to get this out helped me so much. I received both bracelets on Friday, the day before the baptism and they are well made and a great value. I always want something unique and different that can inspire. This was perfect.

  7. Linda Sorensen says:

    Thank you so much for shipping it that day. Your extra efforts to get this out helped me so much. I received both bracelets on Friday, the day before the baptism and they are well made and a great value. I always want something unique and different that can inspire. This was perfect.

  8. Laurie jelte says:

    My daughter loved the bracelet and I liked the little card that came with it. Now my five year old daughter wants one too. Good quality and super cute. Also I got it just in time for her baptism. Great customer service. In the future I definitely will be ordering more.

  9. Laurie jelte says:

    My daughter loved the bracelet and I liked the little card that came with it. Now my five year old daughter wants one too. Good quality and super cute. Also I got it just in time for her baptism. Great customer service. In the future I definitely will be ordering more.

  10. Jana says:

    I would love to order the bracelet if they are still available! I have plenty of time. Do you have any equally cute ideas for little boys?

  11. Jana says:

    I received the bracelet and LOVE it! I ordered it early for my first granddaughter’s baptism. I only wish I didn’t have to wait until November to give it to her. I didn’t realize the nicely laminated baptism talk was included. So happy about that! Thank you!

  12. Jana says:

    I received the bracelet and LOVE it! I ordered it early for my first granddaughter’s baptism. I only wish I didn’t have to wait until November to give it to her. I didn’t realize the nicely laminated baptism talk was included. So happy about that! Thank you!

  13. Ashley says:

    Do you mind telling me what you included in the jar since I just now found this and don’t have time to order a bracelet in time for my niece’s baptism this weekend:/

    • admin says:

      No problem! Hope this helps!

      Promise: A scroll of paper with D&C 121:46 on it
      Sun: A fake sunflower
      Flashlight/Lantern: A small LED flashlight I got from the Dollar Store
      Joy: A plastic piece of fruit
      Compass: A small compass
      Heart: A plastic heart
      Book of Mormon: A small wood book painted to look like the Book of Mormon
      Bell: A small bell

  14. Ashley says:

    Do you mind telling me what you included in the jar since I just now found this and don’t have time to order a bracelet in time for my niece’s baptism this weekend:/

    • admin says:

      No problem! Hope this helps!

      Promise: A scroll of paper with D&C 121:46 on it
      Sun: A fake sunflower
      Flashlight/Lantern: A small LED flashlight I got from the Dollar Store
      Joy: A plastic piece of fruit
      Compass: A small compass
      Heart: A plastic heart
      Book of Mormon: A small wood book painted to look like the Book of Mormon
      Bell: A small bell

  15. Mindy Chaston says:

    Hi, I’m so excited to have found this as I am a young woman leader and one of my beautiful beehives have finally chosen to be baptized. She has asked me to give the Holy Ghost talk. Only thing is, it is this coming saturday(6) days. :0. We live in Washington state. I think there is a good chance I could get it in time but my question is if you think the bracelet would actually fit an older girl who is nearly adult size? Thanks so much!!
    Mindy

    • admin says:

      How exciting! If I can get it in the mail by tomorrow, it should be plenty of time. I haven’t had the USPS fail me yet, but it is good to remember that they just estimate that it takes 1-3 days, they don’t guarantee it. The bracelets are 7.25 inches long. If you don’t think that will be big enough, I do have some that are 8.25 inches chains but they aren’t preassembled; so it would add a day to the delivery. Thanks!

  16. Mindy Chaston says:

    Hi, I’m so excited to have found this as I am a young woman leader and one of my beautiful beehives have finally chosen to be baptized. She has asked me to give the Holy Ghost talk. Only thing is, it is this coming saturday(6) days. :0. We live in Washington state. I think there is a good chance I could get it in time but my question is if you think the bracelet would actually fit an older girl who is nearly adult size? Thanks so much!!
    Mindy

    • admin says:

      How exciting! If I can get it in the mail by tomorrow, it should be plenty of time. I haven’t had the USPS fail me yet, but it is good to remember that they just estimate that it takes 1-3 days, they don’t guarantee it. The bracelets are 7.25 inches long. If you don’t think that will be big enough, I do have some that are 8.25 inches chains but they aren’t preassembled; so it would add a day to the delivery. Thanks!

  17. Leslie Wheeler says:

    Thank you so much for the fast shipping!! I ordered this with only a week to spare before my daughter’s baptism and got it in plenty of time. I love this idea, it’s perfect for a baptism talk and will make a great gift for my daughter…who LOVES jewelry!! I hope she will look at it and remember her Baptism day and the Holy Ghost. Thank You!!!

  18. Leslie Wheeler says:

    Thank you so much for the fast shipping!! I ordered this with only a week to spare before my daughter’s baptism and got it in plenty of time. I love this idea, it’s perfect for a baptism talk and will make a great gift for my daughter…who LOVES jewelry!! I hope she will look at it and remember her Baptism day and the Holy Ghost. Thank You!!!

  19. Emily says:

    I am so excited about this bracelet. I just found out I am speaking at my nieces’ baptism this coming Saturday. I sure hope it gets here in time with it being a holiday week! 🙂 thanks again!!!

  20. jlookhart says:

    Do you still have these bracelets available?

  21. Dee Dee Sutton says:

    Are these bracelets still available?

  22. Sheree Garner says:

    Besides a birthstone bead and an initial could a temple charm also be added to my bracelet I am going to order as a reminder to my granddaughter that if she follows the promptings of the Holy Ghost she will hopefully be able to go to the temple someday?

  23. Gigi says:

    You’re a wonder, Angie! Thanks for your personalized assistance!! Can hardly wait for Ella’s Baptism Day to see her excitement when she opens her bracelet gift! Since I’m giving the “Holy Ghost” talk, your creativity will provide lasting memories of her special day, confirming understanding of the purpose of the Holy Ghost, and the gravity of being worthy always of this precious Gift! Bless You!!

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