Connie was baptized this past weekend! Learn how Connie began to fix her eyes on Jesus and trust him as her Lord and Savior:
My name is Connie Wong and I am 20 years old. I’m currently at HCC majoring in nursing in hopes to specialize in pediatric oncology. I am the youngest child in the family and have a beautiful (doggy) child named Cooper!
Back in middle school, I used to attend Grace regularly with my friend Erin and her family. I even committed going to Spotlight every week when possible; but then all of a sudden I stopped going. I can’t think of the specific reason why I stopped going…maybe because I was still young and wasn’t sure what to believe in. I’ve always admired how Grace was able to intertwine Jesus with fun activities, and that was definitely something that drew me towards wanting to go to church. Despite regularly going to church, I did not truly rest my faith in Jesus; he was more of a “back-up plan.”
Fast forward to high school, my sophomore year, I was diagnosed with cancer at 15. Cancer, such a malicious and mysterious disease, was actually a blessing to my life. It gave me a new perspective on life and taught me to never take anything for granted. Cancer led me to optimism and it gave me connections to other people that wouldn’t have otherwise.
Four years later, I’m still fighting cancer and I’m still super optimistic.
I recently had gone through my first heart break and I was devastated. My heart felt empty, like a big chunk of it had been taken away. With my sadness, I was scrolling through old photos of us and I stumbled upon our Easter photo. I thought to myself “what is the meaning of Easter?” Then I realized that there is this great being that is willing to die and rise again for humans; humans who can be so evil, mean, and selfish…but despite all of that Jesus died on the cross for us and would do it all over again because of how much he loves all of us. That epiphany really hit me hard and I decided to start going to church again.
My first service back was when the “Singable Theology” series first began. The hymn “Be thou my Vision” was the focus, and it was exactly what I needed. It just so happened that there was a baptism opportunity coming up, so I decided that I’m ready to commit in full faith to Jesus.
Baptism at Grace
During all worship gatherings on Baptism Weekends, we celebrate the very reason we exist as a church: Christ’s mission to make disciples, baptizing and teaching in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28: 19-20). We share testimonies of how Jesus changes lives now and for eternity. And the best part… we baptize with a joy that’s out of this world!