Committing My Life to Christ

Written by Kemper

Hello, I am writing this while we are on a bus ride back to the Hostel from the beach. I’ll begin with a bit before the trip. My wife and I weren’t planning on going on this mission trip from the start, but eventually after a lot of prayer we decided to go for it! But as the trip got closer everything we had to finish to go on the trip started making it stressful. But we just had to trust God that if it worked out then great but if it hadn’t worked out then it wasn’t meant to. Once we started on our way though we knew it was in God’s plan.

Last night the pastors made an executive decision to have church service at the beach this morning. So we woke up earlier then usual and eventually started the day with Dunkin’ Donuts. Once we got to the beach the plan was to do baptisms then a sermon and then the rest of the time would be for fun. When I was about six or seven I had decided to get baptized but I hadn’t really known the purpose at that age. So for a while now I have been wanting to get baptized again. After praying about it a lot last night and this morning I found out it was the right time and place. Working with and meeting all of these new people also helped me to make the decision to fully re-commit my life to Christ. Right before the baptism I was very nervous because I wasn’t sure if I should be getting baptized. I have been a Christian my whole life, so I felt that I should have done it when I was around the age of 14. I could feel the Holy Spirit so prominently that even though I was nervous I had to go through with it and embrace the Holy Spirit. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to get baptized while on this trip! After the baptisms Pastor Alex gave a great bilingual sermon about community. After that we all had lunch and swam in the ocean. The biggest impact for me on this trip was that my wife and I finally were able to sponsor two kids that live in the community we work in. It was awesome to be able to meet the two kids we sponsored and their families. I am very excited to see how this trip will affect my day-to-day life back home!