I have a habit of sending out Christmas blessings each year, and yes, through giving out blessings, I have received back some of the most precious responses!!!! I could only encompass so few images in such a collage, but all of the blessings and thankfulness I have received are stored in my heart. Merry Christmas to all !!!!
So I did my first ever #dearme video before Thanksgiving, before my baptism, and then I accidentally forgot about it, but i just remembered so I can upload and share with the world now (if the world ever checks out my YouTube :p) !!!!!!
Ok, so the night before my baptism, I was on the phone with my pastor for A LONG WHILE, and I did prepare a thoroughly thought baptism speech…
But …. I was so frightened on the night of my baptism (I’m scared of H2O, pools, lakes, oceans etc.) that I blanked out.
Ah, here is my planned baptism speech ……..
“I came to faith in the November of 2011. That was my freshman year of high school…I have to be honest with ya, the process of coming to faith was not easy; it was actually extremely painful …. At that time I was on a white hospital bed in the ER at UofM’S C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, not knowing whether I will make it past midnight…The CT scans showed dark spots in my brain, and my heart rate was abnormally high, and aside from that, I COULDN’T EVEN WALK….I thought to myself: Oh, what a pity for my life to end in such way … I was doing just fine 1.5 weeks ago … and now I am not even able-bodied……. A flash came to my mind 1 second later that my best friend, Lydia, is a devoted Christian….She told me that God answers all prayers……So, uncertain about whether I’ll die in the next second, I prayed to God for the first time, asking him to grant me a life, if he really exists and can hear me ….And, here I am, living gracefully under God’s glory. Although Lydia couldn’t make it to here today because she’s all tied up with her busy schedule, I still want to dedicate my gratitude to her and thank her for being God’s messenger to me.”
Here is my full baptism video, the courtesy of Tyler’s ! I’m extremely terrified of water, but I did it for God, and I’m proud.
Thanks to Pastor Nino for comforting me and baptizing me even when I was contemplating 3000000 ways to fight him!!
Uhm, so I got baptized last night…It still feels surreal, but it really did happen ….. WOW!!!
Water and i don’t get along, so going into that huge baptismal was scary; the water was up my waist, and I was just thinking: HOW CAN I GET OUT OF HERE, the whole time ………….
When pastor Nino pushed, or “gently put,” as some would say, my head into water, I almost fought him …. Whoo…Thank God I didn’t !!!!! I don’t want to injure my pastor, but GOING INTO WATER WAS HORRIFYING OK, IT WAS SO DEEP WHAT IF I DROWN. i HAD BATHING SUIT UNDERNEATH BUT STILL !!!!!!!!!!!!
But in the end God made everything worth it !!!!!!!!!!!!!! So I’m good so far.