VV Baptism Testimonies

Shanika Owens

At an early age my mother introduced my siblings and I to God. We often went to church on Sundays and even sometimes Bible study but never really live the Christian life as God expected us to live. I was baptized at an early age but never really knew the true meaning of what baptism was all about so when I became a teenager, I went to church more and more, and learned more about Christ. My whole life at that point was church and school. So when I became an adult I strayed away from God and I knew that I needed to be back in church, but I told myself that I couldn’t put it off.  So I visited different churches here and there. I always knew that I wanted Jesus to be the head of my life because I knew without him nothing would be possible. I admit that I tried to live my life the way I wanted to and not the way Christ did, but we need to, so one day I visited HDC and I felt like I was at home. Everyone made me feel so welcome. As I was sitting there I asked God to please come into my life and lead me on The path of righteousness so that I would follow Him and live my life accordingly to His word. I’m a wife and a mom, and I want to set that example for my children. So now my next step will be to be baptized and become part of HDC and I look forward to seeing what God has in store for me.