I wanted to write you this email and say “Thank You” to you and everyone at St. John’s for changing my life. Not just for yesterday with being baptized, but for guiding me and helping me rebuild my faith with God. These past 4 years at St. John’s have been amazing and yesterday was a long time coming for me. I could have easily been baptized anywhere at any time over the past 45 years of my life, but it was so important to me to do it the right way, which is when I have a true connection with God. Between Church, my wife, family, mentors, daily devotional readings and bible studies, I now have a strong faith and feeling of God in me every breath and step of my life.
The best way to describe my feeling of God in my life is this way. I have a friend that does not have any children (By choice). Although he and his wife hear me when I say I am happy when my kids do well at things in life or when I am sad when my children grow up and no longer need me to help them with their homework, take them to their friends or prepare to go to college. They may think they understand, but will never have that true feeling inside when it happens. This is how I feel about God.
Going to Church, the messages you deliver and what I take away and how I apply those messages are all part of strengthening our faith and living like God wants all of us to live. Can’t just randomly attend Church, hear about the messages and not apply the messages and expect the changes to happened in our lives. Once St. John’s showed me to the door and I took the step, I now feel the best I have ever felt in my life. Before all of this, I already had my family, friends and business, but now I can see clearly on how to fully enjoy all three each day and help others with their struggles by seeing all positives as blessings and all negatives as opportunities for improvement, which is a much healthier lifestyle to live.
Please pass along this to Pastor Garrett and Pastor Hower for their messages each week and for baptizing me so I am one with God now. God is so wonderful for bringing all of you into my life.
My last comment is a prayer. I pray that everyone finds God loves like I did so they too can wake up in the morning happy to be alive and honored to serve the Lord.