Baptism testimonies

Water baptism is a big decision. It is a public confession---a confirmation that one has decided to accept Jesus Christ as the only Savior and commit to follow Him forever.  It is a stand that one has come out of one life (the old life) and resurrected into another (new life). Every last Sunday of the month is a joyous occasion. This is when Water Baptisms are regularly being held. This July, there were thirteen (13) people who made the decision to turn their lives over to Jesus.  
Being baptized is also makes a statement of change---change of authority, change of lifestyle and old habits, change of mindset.  It is turning away from the old life and allowing Christ to lead you into becoming a new creation.  Baptism is like a wedding vow. We become the bride of Christ. We declare that sin no longer has dominion over us; now that we've come into the grace of God.  
Tim Warden orients the 13 people about to be baptized. " The Holy Spirit will move inside of you.  Doon Siya titira.  He will move as a permanent resident inside your heart." 

Rosemarie Pilon: "Para akong nahugasan.  Nakipag-isa na ako kay Christ.  Dati, wala akong kilalang Jesus. Ngayon, alam kong nasa akin na Siya."  ("I feel cleansed. I am already one with Christ. Before, I did not know Jesus, but now, I know that He is in me." )

Jenny Mayo: "Dati, ang lamya-lamya ko. Ang lungkot-lungkot ko.  Pero ngayon nabuhayan ako dahil kay Lord.  Magpapatuloy ako sa Kaniya." ("Before, I was sad and I did not have the drive. But because of God, I feel alive.  I will continue living for Him.")

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