HDC Victorville | Christmas Baptisms

Karon Humphreys

I've attended church off and on since about the age of 14. The majority of that time was spent not fully knowing/understanding why I needed Christ in my life. I've always believed in God and that his son died for our sins but I never could connect or make the commitment. Fear has always been my enemy. 
When I started attending HDC in 2008, it finally took place for me and when I knew there was no other life outside of a life with Jesus Christ. Pastor Tom spoke those words way back then - the ABC's. My past life was full of regrets and continuous mistakes. I knew there was a better life for me. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior at one of Tom's services that year. I'd never mouthed those words and had them resonate with me as they did that day. I knew I wasn't perfect nor did I need to be.  I asked for forgiveness of my sins and I've never looked back. I know I'm a work in progress and struggle in my walk. But there is no other life than a life in Christ. 
I've unfortunately led a life of anxiety that has kept me from so many things but I've chosen Christ over my fear. I pray on this continuously, asking for help when the enemy is over shadowing me. Choosing Christ and leaving my fear with him is what has led me to
baptism today. I'm sad to say that such an enemy has kept me from this. But I'm overcoming this and can't wait to share with my family and friends that my life is with my Savior. 

Pastor Tom and his senior staff explained truly what baptism is all about. I captured this at the membership meeting and again with Pastor Barbour. 

Today as I said, I'm a work in progress. I've opened my heart to sharing what God has accomplished in me. I want to be a good servant and share my faith with others without fear. I want those in my family to truly know God as I do and give their life as well.