VV Baptism Testimonies

Emily Velarde

As a young child I went to church every Sunday. Not for me but because my family went. Not until a few years ago was when I actually wanted to come to church to grow in my relationship with Jesus Christ.

In the seventh grade I went in and my life flipped upside down. I chose the wrong crowd and was always bitter. This in turn caused me to develop depression. I started to stray from the Lord’s path. Once I’d figured out what I had done, it was too late. My heart was empty, hurt, and angry. Why hadn’t I seen it sooner?

That summer I realized that Jesus is the only way to fulfill my empty heart. I started to want to go to church and small group. My Tribes group and leaders also helped me through this rough patch in my life.   On Easter of 2014, I gave my life to follow Jesus Christ.  I am also much more focused on the good people in my life and on Jesus Christ. I know now that nothing in this world can fulfill my heart except for the love of the Holy Spirit.