VV Baptism Testimonies

Andrew Mercado

I did not grow up following Christ or going to church.  I tried my best to be a good husband and father but things never went as I planned.  Something would always come up that would set me apart from the goals I set for myself.  My belief was that since I was a good person then I would go to Heaven if there was a God.  In 2011, I realized that I had tried just about everything to “get ahead” and nothing worked.  I decided to listen to the numerous people in my Oikos who invited me to HDC!  I then realized I could never be good enough to enter Heaven on my own.  I was fascinated that Jesus chose to die to save me.

 It was around Easter of 2011 that I came to HDC and accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior.  God’s love provides me with everything I need so that I may let go and trust Him with my life and my family’s lives.  I thank Jesus every day for what he has blessed me with.