Braden Hess Baptism Testimony

Braden Hess was baptized on October 27, 2019  in front of his parents’ church family. Following is his confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I want to be baptized to tell everyone that I am a Christian and I want to grow closer to Christ. I have come to church my whole life but I feel like these past couple years God has grown in me and I have got a lot more out of the bible. Romans 3:23 says “that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” I have sinned and I have fallen short of the glory of God, but God still loves me. This was hard for me to get over because he loves us even when we don’t love him. God has blessed me over and over again sometime I don’t see how that blessing is a good thing at first but then I see how it has helped me with a problem and has helped me to grow closer to God. God has also blessed me with a Christian home that has helped me to understand the gospel and know that God is above us all we do not compare to him.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Dalton Boyatt Baptism Testimony

Dalton Boyatt was baptized on October 13, 2019  in front of his church family. Following is his confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hello my name is Dalton Boyatt. At a young age I was introduced to Christ but never had a personal relationship with him until 3 years ago. Through my struggles over the years I can see how Christ never left my side. He was always with me, he helped me through brokenness and hardship and with that kept me on a path that led me to him. Since then I have asked Christ into my heart and built upon that relationship with faith and trust. I am choosing to get baptized today to show the love I have for him because he loved us so that he would give his life to die on the cross for us so we could be forgiven. With this I am ready to start a new chapter in my life and continue to build a life that will be centered on the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ. “

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Craig Manges Baptism Testimony

Craig Manges was baptized on August 4, 2019  in front of his church family. Following is his confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I remember when I was six years old my family and I were watching the show Extreme
Makeover: Home Edition. There was an episode where the family knew that the father of the
family only had a few more months to live. The idea that the family knew he was going to die
really scared me. This was when my parents told me about Jesus Christ. How He was sent to
earth to die on the cross and rose again to die for our sins. They told me if I confessed my sins
and asked for forgiveness and asked Jesus into my heart then I could be saved and one day go to
Heaven. Even at a young age it astonished me that God sent his son to die on the cross for my
sins. It definitely made an impact on me and the way I lived my life. Knowing that I wasn’t
trying to obey God’s law because I thought that would get me to Heaven, but rather because I
was saved I wanted to live my life for God. As I got older though I began to let sin take control
of my life. I never stopped believing the Gospel, but I would constantly fall into Satan’s trap and
turn to sin for I knew that I could ask for forgiveness later. But Hebrews 10:26 states, “For if we
go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a
sacrifice for sins.” Around my Junior year in high school was when I really realized what I had
been doing for so many years. I had been abusing the gift that God gave to me and I knew this
needed to end. I tried to stop my sin but I was not successful. I realized that I could not
overcome my sin by my own will, I needed to ask God for strength and help in overcoming my
sins. Now I am not standing up here saying that I have conquered my sins, but rather that I pray
and ask God for guidance and help each and every day. There is a quote by Francis Chan that’s
often on my mind. He says, “I don’t want my life to be explainable without the Holy Spirit. I
want people to look at my life and know that I could not be doing this by my own power. I want
to live in such a way that I am desperate for Him to come through. That if he does not come
through. I am screwed.” This quote is often on my mind for it how I want to live my life. I am
not getting baptized today because I believe this will save me, for I have already been saved by
God’s grace and accepting Christ as my Lord and Savior. I am getting baptized today to show
everyone that I want to live my life for Christ.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Gracie Dietrich Baptism Testimony

Gracie Dietrich was baptized on November 25, 2018 in front of her parent’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hi my name is Gracie. I want to get baptized to show people that I have accepted Jesus in my heart. I accepted Jesus because He says that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.

I want to show people Jesus because of what He can do for them them so they can go to Heaven and have eternal life.

One of my favorite verses is John 3:16 ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His only son that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.’
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If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Garrett Dietrich Baptism Testimony

Garrett Dietrich was baptized on November 25, 2018 in front of his parent’s church family. Following is his confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“My name is Garrett, I accepted Jesus because I need Him because I am a sinner.

Before I accepted Jesus, it wouldn’t bother me when I wasn’t nice or kind, since accepting Him I am much happier and feel bad when I sin.

I want to live my life for Him and show other’s Jesus so they can know Him

My favorite verse is John 3:16 because it tells us what Jesus did for us

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Rachael King Baptism Testimony

Rachael King was baptized on October 14, 2018 in front of her parent’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“When I was about 10 years old I asked my parents when I was going to get baptized. They explained what baptism was. I never really thought about being saved before that time because it never really occurred to me.

I started thinking about what my parents had told me. Since then, I have been to 2 different church camps plus the movement between 2 different churches. I have now learned about how God works in the most mysterious yet awesome ways and He has a purpose for everyone. God also sent His Son as a penalty for our sins, and a couple weeks ago at youth we were told a very detailed explanation of the death of Jesus. He suffered through so many things just for us.

This means a lot to me. The fact that a man who is fully God and fully human came down and died for our sins is amazing and just a relief. Many people think when they hear this that their sins are paid for completely and that they can do whatever they want, but they have to accept him into their heart to become saved.

God has really grown me spiritually in the past 2 or 3 years. The camp that I went to this summer really taught me a lot about Him which was great. So, I stand here today proclaiming that I am a follower of the one true and awesome God. I am very excited to continue my journey with Christ with the amazing brothers and sisters that I have through him.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Bronx Claudy Baptism Testimony

Anora Claudy was baptized on October 14,2018 in front of her mom’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hi my name is Bronx and today I am here to tell you about how Jesus has saved me. He is my Shepherd and I am his sheep. I get lost so many times and he picks me up and convicts me and that’s a huge blessing. I use to manipulate a lot, but I gave it up to God and surely enough He took it away. I still do it, but not as often because I sin and will always sin and will always have to repent. I know that God has washed away my sin and I am eternally grateful for that awesome present! I love God with all of my heart, strength, soul, and mind. I have been to church a lot but never really know Him like I do now. God is good, merciful, loving, kind, and funny God. God has blessed me with so many things: forgiveness, my church family, shelter, food, water, and lots more but the most amazing gift of all is His son; Jesus! I believe in His cross and what it truly means now. And I now know that Jesus is my Best Friend.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Anora Claudy Baptism Testimony

Anora Claudy was baptized on October 14,2018 in front of her mom’s church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“Hi. My name is Anora Claudy. I am getting baptized because I know that I am a sinner, but I am saved by Jesus. Even though I knew the story of Jesus now I know, that he had to die, and die for me because I am a sinner, and that is pretty awesome. I want to share with you a verse I really love, Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” That is pretty awesome! I love the lord incredibly. Sometimes I can’t even wrap my head around what He has done for me! He even knew my name 2,000 years ago! He has always been there for me, even through those tough situations. He has gifted me with an amazing family, friends, and an amazing home, And even if I didn’t have any of those things I would still know that I am saved and that He cares for me.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!

Debbie Talbott Baptism Testimony

Debbie Talbott was baptized on October 14, 2018 in front of her church family. Following is her confession of faith in Christ. We pray that you are as encouraged as we are to see the continuing to prove Himself faithful and good.

“I will start with saying this: I am not here today surrounded by you amazing people by something I did.. this was not by accident or luck. This is just simply not my story..

This is not the first time I have been baptized.

The first time, I was baptized at a very young age, out of fear that I just didn’t want to go to hell. I thought if I just went through the steps out of law–out of works–then I was going to be OK. I just didn’t want to disappoint God. If I performed my duties as a good, godly Christian girl, the fiery flames of hell was not my destiny. So in my head (not my heart) I thought well I could actually pick my destiny.

And so, I spent a good part of my early teens into my twenties on the lofty truth that I would make my own story, and every fleshy earthy thing that I could do was done to fill the empty vat inside of me. But that vat actually belonged to my Lord. The louder my soul would cry out, the more Jesus was drawing me back to Him, who He designed me to be, the more I would draw in to myself and curl up into what society was telling me could calm that storm.

I would eventually fill this vat with what the world would tell me I needed; one more drink, one more night out, this person or this drug would replace what my hearts desired the most. And it was never enough. After years of being a wayward child, I could no longer bend against His truth. All of my sin constantly being put on display, covered up in so many lies and deception. But I am a Child Of God and what Jesus did on the cross was about to truly take hold. I was finally awake to His truth. I was designed by Him, for Him. My soul was already His. My all-sufficient, never-changing, sovereign God
picked me!!! He died a very personal death for this sinner!!!

l ACTUALLY GET THE GIFT to repent of my fleshly needs. My purpose used to be, to fill the EMPTY vat with anything I could get my hands on. Now it is marked with His name, with His word, with His truth. Everything earthy now broken, made anew, and over flowing with my purpose now being to glorify Christ.
Jesus already fulfilled what I tried for so many years to cover up. Through His death on the cross he paid for my sins! His Grace is a daily reminder of that. His story for me is so much sweeter than anything I could dream up, filled with so much more life than I can ever image. He led me here. To a church I couldn’t imagine ever going, to surrounded by all you people who truly LOVE without borders and Christ lead me here in this moment in front of you all, to proclaim this in His name,

Romans 6:6 We know that our old self was crucified with Him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin.

This water is not my way to heaven. It’s through faith alone; believing in what Jesus accomplished at the cross. And in obedience to His word, in obedience and believing and surrender to Him….I am His. I am washed. I am clean. I am loved. I am called to be accountable and shepherded. I can’t do this alone. And I cannot turn away. And I will never be the same.”

If reading this makes you wonder what baptism is and why anyone would even consider doing it…please contact us at office@greenvillegrace.org and allow us to answer your questions!