HDC Victorville | Christmas Baptisms

Jeff Gessner

I was in a church service and during the closing prayer the pastor explained how we all needed Christ in our lives.  I was going through some tough times and his message spoke to my heart and made me want to invite Christ into my heart.

I grew up with a broken family and we were not taught about the Lord nor did any of us have a relationship with Him.  This caused me to always feel lost and empty.  I was searching all over for ways to fill the emptiness in my life.  Trying different activities or jobs or fantasying about a different lifestyle but I always came up short.  As a youth, I got into a lot of trouble and broke the law often trying to satisfy my hollowness.  I had marital problems, drinking issues and was always agitated with life.

I was in a church service and during the closing prayer the pastor explained how we all needed Christ in our lives.  I was going through some tough times and his message spoke to my heart and made me want to invite Christ into my heart.

Pastor Danny from my old Church worked with me almost weekly to help me with my walk in the Lord and how I needed to follow his teachings and examples as they were given in the bible.

After I gave my life to Christ I still struggled.  For many years I continued with the empty feeling and kept searching for ways to fill the emptiness.  More recently I came to realize I had only done half the required steps.  I admitted I was a sinner and I Believed Christ Died for my sin but I had not chosen to follow him.  When I made this discovery, I rededicated myself to following Him and learning more about my savior so I could truly follow His ways.  I still have issues in my life but now know the path before me.  I no longer feel empty but know God is bigger than any issue I face.

I want to make my faith in God complete by being baptized and be called one of God’s children.