I was baptized when I was a baby in my country. I grew up like many others in the catholic religion, but as a kid my cousins and I attended my aunt's church which I believe was Pentecostal or something similar. We attended that church every other Sunday and it literally scared me as a kid to hear things like " the world is ending soon and we need to repent" and as a kid all I heard was that the world was ending, or that most will go to hell. That terrified me, so I stopped going to church and even got scared as a young teenager to get those " scary" pamphlets saying things to do " in these last days".
I avoided religion as much as I could all my life but always had my faith in GOD. In 2011, my husband and I welcomed our sweet baby girl Amy and baptized her at the church we started attending in downtown Providence. In 2013, my husband and I got married in the same catholic church in Downtown Providence where we had baptized our daughter and attended every Sunday and we loved it! In 2014 we welcomed our sweet baby boy Ryan and baptized him there as well. That church means a lot to us, but it was more of a go in for Sunday mass and go home, I wanted more sermon but that part was always like 7 minutes and that was it. I couldn't apply anything to my life once we left church every Sunday morning.
In 2015 it took for my mother to get diagnose with a disease and change her life to serve Jesus in order for me to get that wake up call. I felt devastated, I was depressed, I was angry, I asked why so many times as I cried. Then I began to listen to Christian music to give me some sort of peacefulness. Then the more I spoke to my mother and she talked to me about her church and the Christian faith I decided to search for one as well, something close to home and that's when I found Bridgepointe Christian Church. My family and I started attending here in January and we really like it here, our kids enjoy as well. I feel blessed! My mother is better, my children are learning a lot about Jesus and really changing and growing in faith and my husband has impressed me so much with his devotion. My husband and I have started attending classes at Bridgepointe every week and we love it, we are learning so much about Jesus.
Jesus Christ has come into our lives and has given us a chance to better ourselves, to live for him and that's what we're doing. Honestly, my husband and I started this broken and with little knowledge of it all. I see my husband listening daily to his bible apps, and so changed and I see the miracle that our Lord has made in his life. I felt that I needed to overcome a lot of things before making the big commitment to get baptized. I thought that I wasn't ready to be a " perfect" Christian, because I still have a lot to change but Jared and others at the Church let me know that I had it mixed up because I didn't need to be a perfect Christian first, I needed to take steps because I was broken, I needed that restoration now! It is a process they said. So today I'm committing to our Lord, I'm getting baptized by the people in my life that have impacted my faith in Jesus Christ, that their faith and growth have made me see what is like to be more committed and changed, more happy. I'm ready to be restored in faith, I'm ready to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, our Lord!