HDC Victorville | Christmas Baptisms

Tonette Steele

My name is Tonette Steele, and this is my testimony.

I was baptized Catholic at 9 months old as are all babies in our family. All in the first year of life.  Growing up I didn't know if I should consider it religion or tradition because we never went to church. I learned as much about the Catholic religion on my own as I possibly could but never felt it was enough. I saw it more as something you do, and not something you feel. 

I've always had a strong need to know, and a more curious calling to God.  I know I was always able to feel, to hear and to recognize these signs as being from our Heavenly Father. My desire to study his word has always been very intense for me but still I never acted on it for fear I would be made fun of. 

I believe this led me on a life path of drugs, self-destruction, horrible decisions and actions that made me feel hopeless, ashamed and unworthy of the people I love and everything I had in my life. It wasn't until I recognized and accepted the many blessings life has to offer and the biggest and greatest of these blessings we've been given is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Born for us, to die for us, so that we may have new life in him free of sin. 

I was born December 16, 1961 and will turn 56 on the day of my baptism. I have finally chosen to no longer be afraid, embarrassed or intimidated to do what I should have done years ago. I have accepted Jesus as my savior and have finally found the peace and happiness I have longed for my entire life.

On December 16, 2017, I will publicly declare my faith in Jesus by baptism. I want everyone to witness my dedication and the symbolism that it represents which is, my death, burial and resurrection with Christ.

I hope by sharing a small portion of my life's experience and this declaration, I might help somebody struggling. Struggling to find peace and happiness that will last.  It’s easier than you think. PLEASE!! seek him. Let him show you a new and improved way of life. A life with him every step of the way.  A life filled with peace. A life of true love and happiness. Trust in him and see.

 

                      John 14:6

       

                       "Jesus says I AM the WAY, I AM the TRUTH and

                        I AM the LIFE.  No one comes to the father except 

                        through me."