Vaughn – I came to know Jesus this year from a sermon after hearing Danny preach and he said “there is only one true God and He is the Lord of Lords”. It was then I realized that I need to repent of my sins and I asked for His forgiveness. John 3:17 says…
For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.
I want to be baptized today because I want people to know that I am a Christian. I want to tell others about the Lord, our Savior Jesus Christ. Psalm 23 says…
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Robert and Regina Carpenter’s Testimony
Robert Carpenter – I was raised in a Christian home in Kentucky. My mother always went to church and took me and my sister with her. I really don’t know when I confessed my sin and asked God for forgiveness and trusted Christ…but I think it was around when I was 15 or 16. Even though I don’t know the date and time…I am sure that I have trusted Jesus alone to forgive me of my sins. I have grown slowly and steadily in my understanding of the Word and have trusted it more and more through the years. I would like to be baptized today to be obedient to what I have been taught. Jesus was baptized. Today I want to be baptized to show that I want to continue to be obedient to Jesus. I am also asking for your help in that as well.
Regina Carpenter – I was raised in a Christian home in Kentucky. My family attended church very faithfully throughout all the years of my raising. I confessed my sins and repented in my mid-forties. I was driving my daughter to the swimming pool in Verona…we lived in Philipsburg at the time, I remember being overwhelmed by the Joy of the Lord. I believe that at that moment I was under conviction by God to see Him as the only way that I could have true peace and Joy. That day, at that moment I trusted Jesus alone as the one who could save me from my sins. Today, even though its been may years from then…I’d like to publically declare that Jesus is my Lord. That is why I want to be baptized. I want to continue to grow in the Lord and am thrilled to have this church and all of you with me in that process.
Michael Sanchez’s Testimony
Michael Sanchez – I would like to start by saying that if it would not be for Grace, that is given to me, not through any action or good deed that I have done I would be lost. It would be a battle in futility. Christ has worked in life since that I was born. Christ has been taught to me since I was an infant and as long as since I can remember. However, it has only been in the last year that I have put my faith and trust in Christ. Prior to my coming to Grace, my life was a colossal mess. Since coming to Grace and trusting in Christ my life is coming into alignment. I am doing the right things and I know that everything that I do God is with me even in my sinful nature. Due to this reason the quality of my life has improved. I can also say that before renewing my faith in God and becoming reacquainted with Grace, I was experiencing fear and anxiousness. Because of my relationship with God and the awesome members of Grace, I am not afraid of anything that life throws at me. An example of this would be at work when I was up for a promotion. Before I became eligible for the promotion the position was dissolved. My boss told me this information thinking that I would be upset. However, my response was, this is not the path that God has so eloquently designed. She was happy to hear that I have put my faith and trust in God, for she is a more than avid believer in Christ. If it wasn’t for Christ giving his life for me on the cross I would have no hope for salvation, happiness, or forgiveness from our Lord, Savior, and Father. In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
Beth – When I was five I left my tummy mom. I had to go to Greg and Debbie Brenneman’s house until Rod and Sara Deaton adopted me. They taught me right from wrong. So when I sinned again, the sin felt really bad so I knew I needed a Savior. After I read the Good and Evil book, I looked at the picture of Jesus dying on the cross. It made me sad that God took the pain on my cross. I knew I put Him on the cross from my sin. I looked at Him and I did not repent. He was calling me to his family. I turned my back on Him. Till one day, I heard Him calling, Elizabeth, come. Matthew 4:19 Jesus said “Come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” God has worked in my heart to believe.