I was 18 years old with a two year old son. I knew my life was not going in the right direction. I had been baptized as a baby and was raised Catholic, but never really understood what it all meant to have a relationship with Jesus.
My uncle took me into his household as a live-in nanny at the age of 18. He and his wife and children are all saved followers of Jesus. My uncle started taking me to church with his family and it was then that I decided to follow Jesus.
Over the years I had strayed and made many choices that I am not proud of. For a while I still attended church every now and again, but I knew my relationship with my Lord and savior was not what it should be. Then it got to a point that I was rarely, if ever going to church, mostly due to the guilt I was feeling over the bad life choices I was making.
2 years ago my sister invited me to HDC. When pastor Tom spoke, I felt that he was speaking directly to me. he taught me that all was not lost and that I could still be saved. At the end of a service about a year ago, I made the decision to Admit that I am a sinner and that Jesus died for my sins and chose to follow Christ. I never made the choice to get baptized before now because I felt that I was still not where I wanted to be in my walk with God. I was reading my bible and came across Romans 3:23 - 24 "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus."
I know that I will always be a sinner, but I will never turn away from Jesus. Though I know I will fall short every day, I will always strive to live a God centered life.