Meet high school student Bridgette Kim, who will be getting #dunked Baptism Weekend:

Hello, my name is Bridgette Kim and I want to share with you my walk with Christ.

My parents wanted to expose me to Jesus at an early age, in the hopes of making me into a believer of Christ. All throughout my life, I have been exposed to God through many different ways including religion classes, vacation Bible school, service trips, volunteering at nursing homes and attending church services. Additionally my two grandmothers had a major impact on my life: Great Grandmother Lyu taught me about God and Christianity through reading the Bible and telling me stories of her past as she was a former pastor’s wife, and my other grandmother, Grandmother Kim, had a big influence on my life too, showing me that having faith and complete trust in God was the way to live a meaningful and spiritual life.

Throughout my sixteen years, I have seen a major growth in my relationship with God. I am very thankful to have the chance to inform those in my community about my desire to be baptized. Ever since high school started, I have been somewhat struggling to balance out swimming, school, family, friends and extracurricular activities. I have felt like I have not been grateful enough for the things that God has provided me with, and I want to show my gratitude for him publicly through my baptism. I want to be baptized because I want to show the world that I am a true follower of Christ. He has always been there for me even if I did not recognize him. He has always supported me in all that I have done. He has given me the strength and courage to fight through my struggles and conquer them in miraculous ways.

God has blessed me with numerous blessings through challenging and difficult times, and I strongly believe that it is because of him that I am doing very well right now. During my freshman year of high school, I was given the leadership award out of 320 fellow students. Also, I was given the opportunity of swimming on the NTG team, which is a national training group for swimming, and six months later I qualified for NCSA’s, a junior national meet. No one believed that I could make the swimming qualifying cut, but I know that when I did, I had done it through God’s strength, the strength he had given me.

Jesus Christ made the ultimate sacrifice of dying on the cross for my sins and I am very grateful. God has given me the strength to wake up every morning at 5am during my summer break to attend swim practice, work at my robotics internship, and enjoy my summer! I am happy that I am not alone, that I can put my faith and trust in God. I feel extremely blessed to have Jesus Christ as my personal Savior, and I want to get baptized as a way of proclaiming that to everyone.

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