Stories of Baptism
As we prepare to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday, we wanted to offer you an opportunity to come and be baptized and share your testimony of salvation during the worship. Do you identify with any of these incredible stories? Is God pulling at your heart to proclaim your salvation through him by being baptized? If so, or even if you’d just like some more information about baptism, click here.
I was born into a Christian home, so I gave my life to Christ at a young age. During middle school I was presented with many difficulties, but the Lord gave me hope and strength. I learned that God is with us all the time telling us to come to him, to trust him and to let him carry the weight of our sins and fears. Going into high school I knew that all I wanted was for my Lord and savior to be the center of my life and to sit on the throne of my heart. Over the course of the past few years my faith has really been challenged, but God was by my side through it all, even when I walked away. God has taken my broken heart and made it into something new, he made my pain and suffering into something beautiful that brings him glory. Every day God continues to shower his grace and mercy on me, pouring his love into me. As I read this next verse I just think about how Jesus displayed his love for us on the cross for all to see and here today I want to proclaim my love for him and be made new in his name.
“When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” ~Luke 3:21-22
At a young age I placed my faith in Jesus Christ, but I didn't realize what meant to me until my family and I lost our house in a fire on Mother's Day of 2016, and then I was diagnosed with a lifelong disease called type 1 diabetes. That is when I realized that Jesus has the ultimate control of what goes on in my world and he will carry me through my life's trials. Some days I just struggle with my diabetes, those are the days I need to lean on Jesus' promises. Today I want to profess my faith and love for Jesus Christ.
One of my favorite verses is "though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you" Isaiah 54:10
My name is Sylvia VanderJagt and I am 16 years old. For the past few years, I have loved the thought of being baptized. I started attending Wellspring Church 10 months ago and I knew that it was the right place to begin following the steps of Christ. I have put all my faith in Jesus Christ because he has shown me nothing but good. Whenever I am struggling with something or am in a hard time, I know that God is always there showing me how to get through it. God has shown me that everything truly does happen for a reason and because of that, He has taken me away from the bad and has lead me to the good no matter what it might be. I am getting baptized today to follow the steps of Christ each and every day for the rest of my life and to remind everyone what Jesus did for us: Giving his own life away on the cross to pay for our sins and then rising from the dead three days later. Baptism will forever remind us that the old is gone and the new has come.
What about you? Are you ready to take that step? What has God carried you through? Have you ever shared your salvation story publicly? If you would like to be baptized on Easter, send us a note or fill out the form online!