Hi my name is Pat Christie. I have been married for 53 years and have four children, and I wanted them to know Jesus so I raised them in a Christian school. I've had a wonderful life but I've always felt that something was missing. when I see other people being baptized I think that should be me. I was confirmed before in the Lutheran Church, but I have never been water baptized.
In 2009, my husband was diagnosed with cancer, something I knew I couldn't deal with on my own. I think I cried for weeks, so much that my family said I had to stop. I was becoming toxic and no one wanted to be around me. One day in September, I was in my garden. I call that my prayer place and my happy place. I asked God to take this weight off my shoulders, and that I couldn't deal with it on my own – and I needed to give my whole life to Him, and everything I was going through. And He answered that prayer and He lifted that heavy weight off of me. What I felt is hard to explain, but it was like He gave me a new heart and a new mind. My thoughts became so clear, and now I know that God is with me. And that no matter what happens. I will be ok. Now I am getting baptized as an important step in my obedience to Him.