I’ve been attending HDC for about 8 years. The first 4 years I wasn’t consistent on attending the sermons and when I did attend them, my mind started thinking of all these other things that didn’t have to do with God. Once I started college, I came home on the weekends to visit family and I started to ask my mom if we could begin going to church again. I started to look forward to going to church. I started to sing all the worship songs, pay attention to the pastors and the stories they told about Jesus and how they related it to their lives and to mine. I started to call the Victorville campus my home and when I would open the brochures I would always look for the information about baptisms. I have always wanted to get baptized and to fully accept Jesus as my Lord and Savior, but I didn’t understand everything about baptisms. All I knew is that I had to go through this step to get closer to God. Once I started to pay attention to the sermons I started to realize that God is my father. God will forgive me from my sins, purify me and he is my savior. As soon as I realized these three things, I started to pray more and began to process what the sermons were about. I came to the realization that God has a plan for me and each day I take the next step closer to the people I am supposed to influence or a step closer to the people who are supposed to influence me. Every day I look forward to the challenges that God has placed in my life for me to overcome. Now at the age of 20, I am ready to take the next step towards the Lord and declare my faith in Jesus.