When I was younger, I like most children, lived in a Christian family. We went to church, sat in sunday school and sang during the worship. My parents told me that I got to decide about my faith, I didn’t get baptised at a certain age, because I could decide. The years past and I still went to church, I still sat during sunday school, because that’s what we were supposed to do.
In 2016 me and my siblings joined a Christian youth group. Where we came almost every Friday. To have worship together, to play some games and listen to a testimony or preaching/teaching.
I went through something personal in 2016, which went on for months, and I only told my family. It’s embarrassing to talk about, but it’s important to bring it up. We prayed together and then we wrote on some notes. We wrote things, that we would bring to God, to pray about, and to forget. I did that and then I never turned back.
In 2017 I got baptised. I was surrounded with my family and friends and it was a day to celebrate. As years went by, our family went to a church in our city, and I even helped serve in the church. My faith has changed from when I was younger, and I am getting a better understanding about the bible and Jesus.
Worship has also been a big part of my life, I just sing songs to Jesus and try to connect. Some times it can get emotional, but it’s like that for every Christian. I have also tried to pray in tounges, but it’s hard to get a rhythm and to do it every day.
Me and my siblings joined a new youth group which is amazing, we used to meet every Friday. But because of the pandemic, we have had it all online. Which is still great, I have made great new friends, and my faith in Jesus has gotten much stronger and I have gotten a better understanding. Hearing about new testimonies and preachings is amazing. But nothing is as amazing as when Jesus gave his life for us.
I pray everyday, and sometimes my prayers are long, sometimes they are short. There are so many things to pray about, and sometimes it’s hard to understand why there is so much pain in this world. It’s hard to imagine all of the pain that people go through everyday. I wish it would just all stop, I wish that hatred, pain, anger, jealousy and so much more would be gone from our lives, from this world. We can all pray and be kind.
This is my testimony, I am glad that I could share a little about my life. And that I will be able to grow in my faith everyday.
~ Janelle ~