VV Baptism Testimonies

Jodiliee Alonzo

  I was raised in a Christian home and attended High Desert Church almost my whole life. As a kid I had a basic concept of who Jesus was. I knew that he had died on the cross for our sins and that was about it. When I was in eighth grade in the year of 2011 my mother told me she had stage 3 breast cancer. I remember that I was really angry and bitter towards God for letting it happen. My mom told me I should be praying instead of being angry. Sometime that night I took my bible and sat on my bedroom floor and I was just praying and praying. Well as I was praying I got this overwhelming feeling and I started to cry and I felt the need to accept Christ as my Lord and Savior. My prayers had been answered because my mom has been in remission for almost five years now.

        Before I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior I was sinning like there was no tomorrow. I was cursing, angry, bitter, lustful, envious, idolizing celebrities and others. I was surrounded by people in school who did these things so much that it would pull me away from God each and everyday. I was angry at my mother and father for getting a divorce. After I accepted Christ into my life I noticed I started to change more and I wasn't so influenced by everyone anymore. During high school I started to read the bible more and grasp the fact that I needed Christ to forgive my sins.

        Whenever I have a question about something from the bible I ask my mom, sister, or my aunt because they are always so helpful with my questions. Now that I have accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior I feel more confident and happy. I feel like I don't really need to worry anymore. I feel like I am reborn and I’m a new person now.

        Everyday I feel the need to follow Christ and live the way he intended me to. I might slip up sometimes but I will always know that Christ will love me even on my worst days. I'm excited to get baptized in front of everyone so that I can publicly declare my love for the Holy Spirit, God, and Jesus Christ.