Public Stories

Public Stories

Over the years many people at Mission have gone public with their faith through baptism, and each one of their stories is unique, beautiful, and full of God’s presence. Each time someone decides to jump in the “holy-hot-tub” a short account of how they got there is read and we’ve dug into the archives to share a few powerful excerpts with you!

I’ve recently come to know that God’s Love matters above ALL else and it feels good to know that so long as I keep that in the forefront of my mind and heart then I have nothing to fear. That’s about as awesome as it gets!
— Adam
I don’t have to be perfect to get baptized. I just need to believe that Christ died for me, he loves me, will be there for me and protect me no matter what! I am ready to go public with my faith in Christ!
— Eva
I’m taking this step as a sign that no matter how far one strays from the path, as I did in the past, there is redemption in the Lord.
— Will
I was baptized and raised a Catholic. But I really didn’t feel Jesus was in my life. Going to church was something I did as a family on Easter Sunday and Christmas day. I felt no connection to the church. I am getting baptized today  to renew my faith and to say in public that I believe in Jesus.
— Don
What really pushed me to go through with baptism is 2 Corinthians 5:7 We live by faith, not by sight. This has helped me realize that I need to follow through and make it known about my relationship with God.
— Justin
This amazing, loving, all powerful God chose me and everyday when He lavishes His grace and mercy upon me He chooses me again and again. I trust Him with everything, even with things that I have withheld from Him in the past. He has washed me clean of my scales and set my feet on solid ground. God is good, all the time. God is good.
— Kelsey
Today, I am ready to declare publicly, that I am committed to living a life like Jesus and pray every day that those I come in contact with will know that I am a follower of Christ by my words and actions.  As I continue to grow in my faith and work on letting go of fear, worry, self-doubt and control, I can’t wait to see what God does in my life.
— Julie

Oops, we should have told you about that “I’m so pumped after reading these stories I want to run through a wall!!!” feeling that transformation stories can have. Well, if you haven’t gone public yet, maybe channel that energy and use the link below to start the next step in your journey!