Han has decided to commit her life to Christ and she is getting #dunked this weekend! Take a moment to read her story:
My name is Han. Before relocating to Maryland for a job, I was an international student at a small college in Kentucky.
I had a pretty smooth path growing up. There wasn’t anything that stood out. Until I got to college and all the stress came rushing in. It was not easy for my family to support my studying abroad. Every single time when I had to go to the finance office to pay for my tuition, I felt extremely guilty for putting my parents in such a stressed financial situation. Therefore, I’d tell myself that I had to work hard, I had to be the best student, and had to have a great future planned out to make my parents proud, and to make all the financial struggles and the favors they had to ask their friends and relatives worth it.
So I became the odd person that ate in the cafeteria alone. I would rush to classes and then back to the dorm to study. I barely let myself stop to catch my breath.
It was just another weekday afternoon. I was getting some food from the cafeteria before going back to my dorm. This girl, Kristi, who stood in line before me, turned and started talking to me. Before I knew it, I was spending a lot more time with her and also other people. She was like a ray of light that God put in my life when I was caught in the swirl of trying to take control and beating myself up for not doing a good enough job.
Kristi helped me see that there is a God that is so much more than the things that I see, and that He is in control of all things. All I have to do is to trust that He has a plan for me and just let go. Let God be the center of it all. It is amazing looking back in my life and see how God has been putting important people in my life that have led me where I am right now. Just like Kristi, there have been many people that had pointed me to God.
Though I’m still working on letting go from time to time, God has given me so much more peace and joy. He has brought so many friends into my life who make me feel loved even in times of trouble and anxiety. Isaiah 41:10 says, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” I will continue work on letting go, but I have faith that through joy or suffering, God is always by my side, and He will give me strength for whatever He has planned for me.
I want to be baptized as a sign that I have accepted the gift from God and have been born again in faith.
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!