My husband and I began attending HDC with our son and family who have been attending a few years. (We just moved back to California from Kansas). I have always prayed and believed in Jesus. I have always tried to be a good person.
On Valentine's Day 2014, my mother unexpectedly passed away. I prayed and prayed, but I just knew and felt that I had to be baptized. I felt an extremely strong urge to learn more about Jesus, and wanted to be close to Jesus and commit to Him. I wanted Jesus totally in my heart.
I attended the Baptism class and learned that I need Christ to take away my sins.
Pastor Jeff helped me understand what I needed to do. I asked Jesus to take my sins away and give me a new heart.
I feel relief, calmness, and joy of knowing I will be with Jesus forever.
In closing, I feel so happy I have made the decision to be baptized, and that now I understand what it means to follow Him. I am with Jesus, now and forever!