Sam Corner writes:
I have been coming to Upton Baptist Church since before I was born. After that I went to Sunday school, Tuesday club, Bible class, Holiday Bible Club, Friday club and had Bible stories read to me at home. But I know all of this did not make me a Christian.
I always realised that God was there but I wanted to choose how I wanted to live. I was a very sad because I was missing something there was an empty hole in my life but I could NOT put my finger on it. In September 2012 it got even worse because my friend Josh went to Uni. At this point he was he was a good mate of mine. I did really feel sad when he went.
After he left I wanted to find out about what is means to be a Christian so I went on my computer one day and spoke to Josh about this faith of his, because I could see he was much happier with it and he was thankful to God because it changed his life. So I said one day to him what do you have to do to because a Christian, and he said just believe in God and he does love his people.
On Sunday 19 January 2014 I was with Dad is his bed room and Dad said to me: “Sam do you want to be a Christian” and I said I was not ready. He said what happens if Jesus came back tonight? So I went out of the room and came back in 2 minutes later and said I was ready and we prayed together and my life was saved by God.
I know that Jesus has died on the cross for me and that my sins are forgiven. I am now a happier person, and want to serve God whatever way I can. I always listen to Christian music.
I want to be baptised because I know it is God’s will for me, and because I want people to know that I am now a follower of Jesus. I want other people to believe in Jesus too.
This year I have overcome my fear of Staying away for my home because I went to the Aber conference for 3 nights. I was always really scared of staying anywhere but my home I do thank God that I have over come my fear of staying away
Let my leave you with one Bible passage that helps me. I really like this one:
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”