My name is Jungae Whang. Originally, I am from South Korea. I am a divorced single mom with a 12-year-old daughter.
Before I trusted Jesus, I acted like I had to solve all problems on my own. Even though I was trying to do everything on my own, constantly strangely blessed moments have happened in my hopes and dreams, and I knew I was not the one who was able to do all those. I believed in God, but I always struggled to believe that Jesus was His Son.
Last month, my good friend came from South Korea and was talking with me about Jesus, but I was still struggling with believing that He was the Son of God, so I wouldn’t trust Him. She encouraged me to pray and read the Bible, so after she left, that is what I did.
One day I was sitting in my living room drinking tea and praying for God to show me…then when I stared at my love seat, the letters in the fabric came together and I read OBEY. I realized I didn’t have to have it all figured out or make sense of it all, simply OBEY and take a step of faith.
Then at church on Sunday, Pastor Rich was preaching and he talked about obedience and baptism, so I knew what God was trying to tell me. I cried and said ,”Yes, I will obey and trust what Jesus did on the cross to save me from myself, trying to be in control, and I will obey and get baptized.”
Through Jesus’ resurrection, He has given me a new life. Jesus keeps reminding me that He is with me all the time, and, whenever I reach out to Him, He will be there for me.
Now, I am longing to see Jesus in Heaven. I am not even scared of death anymore. Before, I thought death was it. I didn’t believe in Heaven, Hell, or any of those things. Now, I am excited about the final day to be with Jesus and God.
I am so grateful that God taught me this lesson not by letting me suffer from a horrible life. But He allowed me to experience all His grace, mercy, and blessings, and He made me eager to be with Him forever.
I can see how horrible life can be without Jesus and God. He is the First and the Last. How can a creature even survive without a Creator? I feel so blessed that I know God, and that He loves me and I love Him.
I believe it is time for me to obey by being baptized, so that I can move forward to the next step, whatever He has planned for me.
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!