Like many others, I grew up in a Christian home where my parents taught us to love and follow Jesus. My mom lead me to accept Jesus as my Saviour at a young age one night at home. Nothing really changed as I was so young, but I grew up believing in Jesus, attending Sunday school and church all throughout my childhood. I always tried to do the right thing and be a good person.

As a teenager, I went to junior and senior youth and in high school I had the opportunity to go on a mission’s trip to Jamaica. On this trip I realized that I didn’t really know Jesus as much as I thought I did, and I wanted to grow my relationship with him. I started praying and reading the Bible more, but this desire faded and re-appeared over the years.

As a young adult, I chose to attend Providence College for a few years. My time there was full of learning about the Bible, thinking about it in new ways, and learning what it means to be a follower of Christ. Looking back, these years were formative in my journey as a Christian, and I know it was God who lead me there. I was also fortunate to not have any negative influences in my life but rather Christian friends and family that kept me on the right track.

I always wanted to be baptized but fear of putting myself out there has delayed that important step up until now. I knew it was important, but I let myself stand in my own way.  I want to be baptized, not only because Jesus told us to, but also because I want to join my story with Jesus’ death and resurrection.