Lamont Christian Reformed Church in Coopersville, Mich., celebrated a special profession of faith on Sunday, May 17. Tayla, Noah, Sarah, and Seth Modderman, quadruplet 16-year-olds, marked this important faith milestone together with Rev. Ronald Meyer leading the service.
“What a blessing it is to see our children take this most important step in their lives. Our hearts are full of joy,” said their mom, Luanne Modderman. Luanne and her husband, Jeff, joined Lamont CRC in 2010; their older son, Colson, made profession there in 2012. At the time of the quadruplets’ birth, they were members of Eastmanville United Reformed Church in Coopersville, where the four were baptized.
“When we found out we were going to have four babies, we wondered how we would provide for all their needs. God has provided everything, both physically and spiritually. We have been blessed beyond what we would ever have imagined,” Luanne said.
Sisters Tayla and Sarah sang Revelation Song as part of the service, and family and friends enjoyed a celebration meal afterwards.
“I think it is pretty cool to be taking this step alongside my siblings,” Tayla said. “I wanted to do it when my older brother did three years ago but thought I was too young. Then last fall two of my siblings wanted to do it also. Now we all want to. So it is a perfect time.”
Leading up to Sunday’s service, the four participated in Meyer’s pre-profession class, making up the majority of the class.
Tayla said she is thankful to have been raised in a Christian home, where she and her siblings have also been schooled, and that her pastor, catechism teachers, Bible Study Fellowship, and Teens Encountering Christ groups have helped her to grow in her faith. “Most of all I am thankful to God,” she said.