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To Show My Faith
I first attended True Life Bible-Presbyterian Church in 2008 when I was three years old. After many lessons in the Children’s Sunday School and the junior worship classes, I truly accepted Christ as my Lord and Saviour at the age of eight. I remember telling my teacher to pray for me after a lesson, knowing that I am sure about Christ in my life. I continued praying every day and reading my Bible along with my RPG. I started adopting Christian habits like saying grace before eating and looking to God for help in times of trouble.
However, I realised that being a Christian does not mean I am completely sinless. I understood that I had to be sure and sincere of my confessions and repentance of my sins every time I did something wrong. I think at 14 years old, I am ready to be baptised to show people that I truly believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and had washed them away and to show people that I would like to devote my life to Christ and see Him as my Lord and Master. Patrick S
To Pursue a Deeper Relationship with God
My parents were baptised about three years ago and have since been attending church, and I joined them occasionally. I have always believed in the existence of God but have never faced a time where I felt that I needed to turn to God for help. The turning point came when I was in Korea for my student exchange programme, and I decided to go to a church nearby since I was free on Sunday mornings. During one of the services, the pastor shared the story of Abraham’s unwavering faith in God, and how he was tested time and time again. Abraham’s faith in God’s promise saw Sarah and him having children even though both of them were way past child-bearing age. It came timely as I was in a stressful situation and nothing seemed to be working out for me. I started praying to God for help and guidance through this difficult time, and He was with me at every moment.
I am a firm believer in God’s plan. I believe God has constructed every obstacle and trial for me to overcome as long as I have faith in Him and to continue praying for His guidance. I am now happier and less worried about the future, as long as I keep working hard and having faith. One of my favourite verses from the Bible is this: “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6). What I learned from Abraham is that faith in God requires action and I want to be baptised to show my commitment in pursuing a deeper relationship with God. Kenneth T
To Learn More about Jesus
I am Rini and I come from a Muslim family. I came to Singapore to work. I work with a kind family, and they are a Christian family.
I worked in Singapore for about five years. My madam always tells me who the Lord Jesus Christ is. So, I learned and learned about God since I came to Singapore. I heard the teachings about the Lord Jesus Christ more and more in these past two years.
I am very grateful because God helped me to trust and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. I believe that only the Lord Jesus Christ is able to save and redeem me from all my sins. I also believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is the only God and Savior for all human beings.
I am grateful for knowing and learning many things about the Lord Jesus Christ because I believe that God is only one, and He is the Lord Jesus Christ. Thus I believed and studied about Him without any coercion from others. Even though I do not know so much about Him, I am very sure that someday I will know a lot about Him.
After believing in Him, I find peace with Him and have calmness being in His care. I want to learn more about Him. I thank my friend and teacher for teaching me about the Lord Jesus Christ. Rini R
To Worship God Devoutly
I was born in a family with both my parents being Taoists. I grew up worshipping idols that were displayed on the altar at home. When I was in Primary Six, I was briefly introduced to Christianity by my classmate who was a young but strong believer. During my Secondary School years, a church member of my schoolmate shared the gospel with me and I started attending the weekly cell meeting for a short period of time. I was not receptive at all because all I wanted then was to meet and make more friends outside of school. Religion to me was the least important in my life. I discreetly did all this without letting my parents learn about my close interaction with Christians. My parents detested and despised Christians. I was fearful because I witnessed how my dad reprimanded my eldest sister who defied his order by attending church and saying grace before taking meals.
Many years had passed and I just led a carefree life, one without God’s presence. Although I did attend church occasionally, I did not feel the spiritual closeness to God. I found myself eventually drifting further from knowing God as I constantly questioned His existence. I did live my life all these years as if God never existed. Even the incident that happened to my son in Mumbai which I am about to relate did not spiritually move me to believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. This incident happened in 2004, and cast a long shadow over my life.
I recall on that fateful day, I allowed my children to swim at the new pool of a hotel. After they were in the pool for less than 30 minutes, I suddenly noticed from the corner of my eye the motionless body of my 5-year old son in the middle of the pool. I repeatedly called his name a few times to make sure he was alright. There was no response. I instantly knew something was wrong when I noticed that he was foaming. I cried hysterically for help. When we managed to pull him out of the pool, I was shocked to find him in a state where his eyes were rolled up and his lips had turned pale. I witnessed his frail and unconscious body turning purplish to bluish. I felt helpless and started praying ardently to God. I continued praying with each prayer getting more intense. When I was on the verge of giving up thinking that I had lost my son, he regained consciousness. He however did not appear to be his usual self as he did not seem to be aware of his surroundings. His usual innocent pair of eyes were replaced by a pair of demonic ones. I prayed again, asking God to have mercy on him and bring him back to me with his right soul. PRAISE THE LORD! My beloved son came back to me. This time, his demonic eyes gone; he hugged and called me ‘mommy’ in a way he usually does. I was dumbfounded when I next saw him getting up immediately from the bed where he was lying down and walking to face the wall and saying a short prayer: “Thank you Jesus for saving my life, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.” I remember vividly this scene as it is replayed many times in my head. All this happened before my eyes and yet I did not make any effort to attend church. I allowed myself to backslide further when I continued to live overseas.
Whenever we visit Singapore, we would always keep it short and sweet. Regardless of the duration, it never struck my mind to even attend church once. How did I allow myself to lose my way when my own parents finally believed in Christ and were baptised on Christmas Day in the year 2015? Before my dad passed on in the hospital, he told me and my siblings at his deathbed his sightings of the Lord Jesus Christ more than once. Many non-believers might regard this sighting of Jesus Christ by my dying dad as something surreal. At that time, my belief and faith did strengthen—stronger but not strong enough for me to be ready to accept Christ wholeheartedly.
To me, God really works in a mysterious way! All seems to me like God’s plan! The duration of my current visit to Singapore is unusually longer than the previous ones. For the first time in my 53 years of life, I attended church on my own accord without anyone urging me to do so. I did not have to drag myself to church. The thought of going to church every Sunday to me is now extraordinarily exciting and fulfilling.
On 17 February when the pastor preached the sermon entitled ‘Peace with God’ (Romans 5:1–11), it touched me so much that I unknowingly teared during the service. I could not help but think that the message was customised for me. On 10 March, when I heard pastor preach the sermon on ‘Baptism and Burial’ (Romans 6:1–10), my desire to be baptised was so overwhelming that I asked the pastor after the service if I could be baptised given my situation. The pastor’s answer came as a pleasant surprise. I was rejoicing that day. I was on cloud nine sharing the good news with my mom, my brother and his wife, my niece and her boyfriend who were all there after the church service.
With my forthcoming baptism on Easter, I undertake to devoutly worship the Lord and diligently and carefully study His Word. GOD IS GOOD! He did not forsake me all these years but He still reaches out to me whenever I need Him. The Bible taught us in Hebrews 12:2, “Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Flora T
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