My baptism went great! I was so glad to be able to share that beautiful experience with all my family and closest friends. I didn’t even realize how much support I actually have until I stood there in the water and looked at my loving support team. I realized how much it meant to them when I saw tears in their eyes. I could see how proud they all were of me.
I wore a shirt that said “forgiven” and that’s exactly what I am. And not only does my family forgive me for the hurt I’ve caused them, God does too, through my Savior, Jesus Christ. And with all this forgiveness I don’t have to carry around guilt or shame. I can pick myself back up and try this thing called life with a new mindset and new hope because I have a God who loves and favors me.
Written by: A grateful Refuge Guest, Dec 2012