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Sophia’s Commitment

Every Sunday at Hoboken Grace is a special one, but there is something about those times when Pastor Chris brings out a bottle of champagne that adds a little more cause for celebration. That’s right, Baptism Sundays!

When somebody in our church family makes the lifechanging commitment to God through the act of baptism, we celebrate and come together knowing that this is a journey in which they are not alone. A couple of weeks ago, Sophia was one of two members of our family who were baptized, and the story team spoke with her about what made the experience so meaningful to her.

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

Sophia: After I came up from under the water, I felt weightless, as if all my burden was taken on by someone else. I felt an overwhelming peace.

Story Team: Who was up there with you?

Sophia: My two daughters, my husband, my sister, my niece and my mom.

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

Sophia: This is one relationship that you will find faithfulness and unconditional love. Who wouldn’t want that? When you give your life to Him, you will forever rest in His loving presence. 

Story Team: What made you take the step of baptism?

Sophia: Because He had been working in my favor, I wanted to relinquish control of my life in His hands. I need Him to show me the path forward, moment by moment so that I can stay close to Him and do things His way.

Story Team: Anything else you’d like to share?

Sophia: I am just so happy to be a part of His family and cannot wait to see how He plans on using me. I am honored and humble to be called His child.

To learn more about baptism and how you can take this step of faith click here.

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