I grew up in the Catholic faith, attending catechism and Catholic school. We were taught to obey by the fear of being punished, not by God's grace and Jesus dying for our sins.
I made the decision to follow Christ in the 90's. Jesus came and helped carry me through some of life's burdens. Of course, with life being busy: family, work and the everyday pressures, I would often stray.
Three years ago my faith was truly tested with tragedy and my faith became stronger. I became more involved in the church, small groups and decided it was time to take the next step, baptism.