HDC Victorville | Christmas Baptisms

Ashley Pont

So, I grew up Catholic and attended church regularly. I always believed in Christ as my savior and knew I needed him in my life. As a teenager, I strayed from religion as I'm sure a lot of teenagers do. A friend of mine had invited me to HDC in Junior high and I really enjoyed the service. I vaguely remember saying the ABC prayer but never told anyone at church that I did. I started attending pretty regularly throughout Junior high and high school. Then I met my husband who had children and took his kids to HDC so I started attending with him. Although we attended church, I never took being a Christian very seriously until after I had my son 2 years ago. I suffered from postpartum depression and was at a pretty low place when my son was a couple months old. I saw a friend of mine post something on Instagram about a women's Bible study and thought maybe that's what I needed. So I signed up and remember attending and feeling so much love from it. The ladies in my group were so loving and helped me to grow closer to the Lord. It was in that moment that I knew I really needed Christ in my life to get me through. I started getting into a habit of reading my Bible regularly and praying probably 100 times a day just to get me through some days. My life is so much better now knowing I can do ALL things through Christ who gives me strength.