As a teenager, I would often visit churches with my friends but I didn’t understand the purpose and didn’t know Jesus. My parents didn’t belong to a church so this part of my life was missing. As a young adult, my lifestyle consisted of things that unsaved young people would do. I went to clubs on Wednesday/Saturday with my girlfriends. I would drink and often I stayed out pass curfew. I didn’t think there was much wrong with my mild behavior. I wasn’t rude or disrespectful. As I got older, I realized I was missing something.
Sunday morning, 11/10/1996, I attended church. After listening to the sermon, I realized my life/lifestyle should be different. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and planned to get baptized. As this day grew closer, I became more excited and told my family about this big event in my life. The big day arrived but no one in my family attended the service. Tthis made me feel like it wasn’t as important as I thought it was.
After being baptized, I struggled to stay focused. My friends wanted me to continue to go to the clubs. I did go a few times but it didn’t seem right. I knew I had to make a decision to follow Christ or kick it with friends. I chose to follow Jesus. Even though my friends talked about me, I knew I made the right decision. I became more active in the church, working with different youth ministries. I began to attend church on Wednesday and got involved in other ministries. My life/walk is now all together different.
Check out my Church: True Light Missionary Baptist Church, Oklahoma City, OK