My name is Louisa. I have been blessed to be born into a Christian family and have grown up being read to and taught from the Bible. I have always known from a very young age that I believed in God and am meant to follow Him. Probably to my parent’s delight, I do not have a dramatic story about hitting rock bottom and finding Christ at the very last moment. I have always had a relationship with God; He is my father in heaven, and I pray and talk to Him every day, probably about more things than I do with anyone else. I have also experienced the transformation of knowing him, and I have seen how other people have been transformed by Him. When I look at other people my age, and see how many of them are depressed, lonely, with no ambition, and nowhere to turn, I am so glad to be God’s child. I do have somewhere to turn to and that is a blessed thing.
Even though I was raised in a Christian family, I knew that could never save me. I became aware of my sin and my need to be saved. I still needed saving because Jesus doesn’t save a church or a family; He saves individuals. He died for my sin personally. By Christ’s death and resurrection, through faith and by grace alone, I have died and risen to new life, which is what my baptism declares.
I am so thankful to be here, especially in such dark, rocky, and uncertain times as these, where we don’t always know what we are going to do or even where we are going to meet next. But, getting to be among friends and fellow believers has shown that God’s light does shine through despite all the evil and darkness. I am so happy that I get to be baptized in such a beautiful place as this.