VV Baptism Testimonies

Celina Navarro

Before I accepted Jesus Christ I was the type of person who held grudges, who was angry all the time, and was a bitter person. I wasn’t happy with the way I was living my life and I didn’t know why. Last year I had moved out of my mom’s house out of impulse and because of all the anger I had built up towards her. After I left I started to feel alone, sad, home sick, and depressed. My boyfriend Carlos, who is a Christian would tell me that God never puts you through anything you can’t handle.

            For the next couple months, all Carlos did was remind me that I am never alone even in the worst of times, God will always be there for me. Several weeks later I started to become more interested in church, the bible, and God so I would go to my boyfriend and ask him questions I had and we would read the bible together different stories about God’s promises to all the people who choose to follow Him. During those weeks I started to doubt myself and my faith I was afraid of dying because I didn’t know where I was going to go after I was gone. Carlos told me that accepting Jesus gives you the peace that you need to live. One night after watching a movie that had got me thinking about the rapture, I told Carlos that I didn’t want to be afraid anymore. He told me that by accepting Jesus you can become strong. Carlos asked me if I was sure that I wanted to accept Jesus and I said “yes.”

            After I agreed he began to pray as he held my hands and I declared that I am a daughter of Christ. From that day forward I was going to let God take control of my life. Since then I’ve felt happier, more patient, I don’t get mad as fast as I used to, and it just felt as if a weight was lifted off of my shoulders. From that point on I became hungry and thirsty for the word of God.  One thing that Carlos always reminds me, when things are not going right, is that becoming a Christian doesn’t mean life gets easier, it gets harder but God will always be there every step of the way to guide you to the correct path.