VV Baptism Testimonies

Amy Thomas

When I was eight years old, my church children’s group visited Biola University for a summer youth ministry outreach program.  It was at this program that I realized that although I had been raised in the church, I had not actually ever asked for forgiveness of my sins or accepted Christ as my own savior. When I made this realization, I was very concerned and approached my pastor who helped me through the prayer steps necessary to receive salvation.   

Sitting on the steps outside the chapel, I prayed for forgiveness of my sins.  I asked the Lord to live in me and use me as an example of His love to others.  I thanked Him for being my sacrifice, without which salvation would be impossible.

One year ago this month the Pastor that helped me pray this very prayer was murdered.  I have struggled with my decision to be (re)baptized since first attending HDC almost 6 years ago.   I want to be obedient.  I want to follow Christ’s example.  I want to live a Godly life.   I want to be baptized in the same way Jesus was. I want to follow in His footsteps and lead my children by example.