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A Powerful Moment: Baptism

If you have any questions about baptism, ‘What is Baptism‘ is held after every service on the first Sunday of the month!

It is always a joy when someone chooses to be baptized with us. Witnessing someone make this public commitment to Him is a powerful moment. Smiles are abundant and powerful energy fills the room every time!

We spoke with Lizhi to learn more about her experience and her motivations to take this exciting step.

Story Team: What led you to take the step of baptism?

Lizhi: I have been listening to / reading the scriptures since the onset of the pandemic. The words of God gave me power and carried me through a difficult time. Finally, last month as I sat in my living room, I felt this urge coming from within telling me to take the step. I believe it’s the calling from the holy spirit – so I reached out to Hoboken Grace (to who I got introduced by my friend Rachel who has been going here for a long time I believe), and the rest is the story.

Story Team: What was the feeling like as you were baptized?

Lizhi: Surreal, as I was surrounded by my friends and the only one during that time who got baptized. I felt special in a good way, watching myself on the screen for the first time. As I got lifted up from the water, I felt both calm and excited at the same time. I am very grateful for everyone present at that moment.

Story Team: Who was up there with you?

Lizhi: My friends and the pastor.

Story Team: For another Hoboken Grace community member who may be thinking about taking this step, what would you say to them?

Lizhi: You don’t need to rush but also don’t wait too long. Take a leap of faith when you are somewhat ready.

Story Team: How has baptism changed how you think about the future?

Lizhi: Haha, it’s only been a week so it’s hard to say. But I’ve been practicing morning prayers and reading the scriptures daily to get started with the good habit. I want to get more involved with volunteer work in the future (I have reached out to an organization and am waiting for the next step). Also, I look forward to more events from Hoboken Grace in the future!

If you have any questions about baptism, ‘What is Baptism‘ is held after every service on the first Sunday of the month!

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