VV Baptism Testimonies

Janine DeLaTorre

My life before giving it to Jesus Christ was a life that I never imagined for myself. I have been in and out of jail since the age of 20 (I'm 27 now), struggling with addictions, hurting the ones around me, losing jobs, but most of all I lost custody of my 4yr old little girl because of a selfish choice I made to use. I didn't know how to cope with it, I was angry and would lash out at my whole family making them scared to be around me. I wasn't happy with my life, with myself, I didn't love myself one bit.

I finally decided to receive Christ in my life when I realized I couldn't live without Him anymore. It has been about seven months since I started attending church, and I love it!  My life is completely different today, and I can finally say I'm happy. I have a lot of cleaning up to do, but I know I won't be doing it alone anymore. I don't want to disappoint Jesus Christ anymore, and I want to be the person He made me to be.

I am no longer angry, I have forgiven many people that I couldn't forgive before, and I think twice before making any decisions. I am rebuilding relationships with my family and trying to be very patient, but I am also fighting every day to gain custody of my little girl again. Jesus Christ is now by my side, and that has been the best decision I have ever made. Change is hard and you have to want it. No one said it would be easy, but it’s not impossible. Jesus Christ doesn’t put things in our lives for us to fail, but to succeed, but it depends how you take it and handle it. I can finally say that I am happy with the decision that I made to accept Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.