Looking beyond this Baptism issue it's time for you to get a job. Your sixteen plus and you can work.
I am writing you from South West Virginia.
Now without adding any more grief to your life how about going the apprentice route? My DIL is an equestrienne and 'hire's' horse savvy teens to help out on her horse farm in exchange for riding time. They learn the mechanics of running a horse business......... selling, buying, caring for and treating the various horses who I understand have their own temperament. It's a great environment to be in for someone your age and you'll meet other horse enthusiasts. Eventually you'll become a 'payable' ranch hand and be worth an hourly wage.
If I remember correctly making art was another big thing in your life. The same option is available. My wife is and has always been an artist in fact we made our living as artists.
If you have a gallery in your area get familiar with the local artists they show and make it known you'd be available for studio clean up work in exchange for a lesson or two.
I can tell you from experience that most artist's don't take the time to scrape paint off the floors or clean up their studio's more then once a year. Include in your search metal or wood sculptors as knowing how to weld or chisel is also an art form.
I think its time to add a life into your young life and broaden.......... in a safe mature way............ your options and contacts.