Baptism Stories

Baptism | Paul Campbell

November 14, 2021 |

As I considered the wages of sin, I realized that God had always been there. He had always wanted a relationship with me and had provided that through the sacrifice of His son so that I could be reconciled to Him.


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Baptism | Adrianna Johnson

November 14, 2021 |

I was trying to control my life, but it wasn't working. I attended Salt that Thursday and the message was so clear to me. I felt like God put me there to hear it. I realized that I can't control my life – only God can. I needed to stop living my life for me and let God be the center of my life


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Baptism | Jeffrey Barta

November 14, 2021 |

I started following Jesus because I realized that I relied way too much on earthly things, especially my friends. I want to be baptized to publicly proclaim my love for Jesus.


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Baptism | Gabrielle Seidel

November 14, 2021 |

Jesus has allowed me to stop being selfish, unkind, anxious, angry and resentful of my past. I feel I can become a loving mother, wife and friend who is more forgiving. I have surrendered my fears to the Lord and know that he will guide me.


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Baptism | Cruz Brannan

November 14, 2021 |

Being saved by God is the best gift that I do not deserve. Salvation in Jesus gave me the promise of more than just this life. I am comforted with joy and hope from God by knowing his promises.


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Baptism | Averie Price

November 14, 2021 |

have so much peace in my life. I am completely confident in who God is and what He has done for me. My mental health has improved because I realized God is in control. I am just happy and filled with joy. I have never felt this much comfort in my life before and it is so wonderful to know that God has me and will hold me for the rest of time.


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Baptism | Mariah Boots

November 14, 2021 |

My husband got baptized a couple years ago and it was such a joy to watch! At this point we have been able to sit back and see how things have changed so drastically. We were struggling with money and stressed about little things all the time. We have gotten to watch all of that melt away into almost nothing. We have such a different mindset going into difficult situations, with less worry and more faith.


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Baptism | Gabby Buckridge

November 14, 2021 |

I am starting to see my self-worth and see that Jesus saved me so I can get close to him, spread the Word and my faith. I work to bring others close to Jesus. My story isn't finished, but the start of it is worth living for.


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Baptism | Izzie Kerres

November 14, 2021 |

When I first signed up for YTH Camp I wasn’t thrilled but I knew it would be good for me. On the last day there, Pastor Jake had said to put your heads down and think about your relationship with God. Then he said when you are done stand up and sing to the Lord - so I did. The presence of God was so strong that I couldn’t hold my tears back, and then I told Jesus that today is the day where I choose to follow you.


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Baptism | Adam Beck

November 14, 2021 |

He has been there when I have said “I am exhausted and told him I’ve done everything I know how to do so I’m leaving it in your hands.” He is directing my steps and has brought me to this moment. He brought us back to Cedar Rapids. He brought us to our new home. He brought us to know our neighbors, which subsequently led to a funeral, where I heard the gospel for the first time.


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Baptism | Hannah Vos

November 14, 2021 |

Though life may be hard sometimes, I know trusting him is so much better than anything that the world could offer. I know my past does not define me and I am clean through Christ.


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Baptism | Andrea Hanlon-BeGuhn

November 14, 2021 |

On Good Friday of this year, April 2nd, John and I were attending service and it just clicked with me. I understood why Trudi had such faith and I asked God to be my personal Lord and Savior.


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Baptism | Izzy Shepherd

November 14, 2021 |

Now I live life in community with people that point me to Jesus and gospel truths. I wake up every day and choose to follow Jesus. I no longer have to fill a void because God fills it.


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Baptism | Jenna Barta

November 14, 2021 |

In the past year or two, I have really seen God help me to overcome sins in my life, and ultimately grow closer to Him. Since I gave my life to God, I no longer struggle with self perception because I know that God always loves me and that I never have to worry about him letting me down.


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Baptism | Brett Messenger

November 14, 2021 |

Today, Christ has changed my motivations that whatever I do, I work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men (Colossians 3:23). Because of God’s unbelievable grace in my life to open my eyes and bring faith to a lost child, not by my own works or my own doing, I am united with Christ and His works and His righteousness are now mine. It really is freaking unbelievable.


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Baptism | Mason Peterson

November 14, 2021 |

Jesus changed my views on everything. The amazing truth found in God's Word, through Christ, changed my heart and continues to do so.


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Baptism | Rudy Each

November 14, 2021 |

Jesus helped me with my confusion and frustration. Now I am not afraid to tell other people that I love Jesus and that he died on a cross and rose again for us. I read my Bible more and pray more and I just feel that Jesus changed me.


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Baptism | Raina Nickell

November 14, 2021 |

I want to make it publicly known that I want to live my life for Christ. I am putting my trust in Christ. My fears and anxiety will no longer control me and keep me from doing things that might have held me back. I will trust Christ to help guide me as I continue to live my life as a Child of God.


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Baptism | Liz Zorn

November 14, 2021 |

After making a new commitment around 12 years ago, Jesus began to slowly bring me closer into step with him. I have a new beginning with him - a clean slate!


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Baptism | Ashley Dietze

November 14, 2021 |

After placing my faith in Jesus, I started finding friends who supported my faith instead of tearing it down. I found opportunities to deepen my knowledge of the Word and strengthen my relationship with God and actually spent the time to be in His presence.


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Baptism | Apollo Payne

November 14, 2021 |

My life has worth and a goal of going to heaven and continuing my relationship with the Lord. I want to be baptized to show my belief in Jesus and that he died for my sins and want to follow him for the rest of my life.


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Baptism | Ryiah Nickell

November 14, 2021 |

I knew I needed Jesus when I had the realization that everything in my life seemed to be going downhill. I wasn't making the greatest life choices and I definitely was not hanging around the right friends. About two years ago I started wanting to go to church and draw near to God.


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Baptism | Alannah Keating

November 14, 2021 |

Looking back at everything I went through and questioned, I am eternally grateful for Jesus Christ. If it wasn't for him continuously shaping me and bringing me through each and every day, I wouldn't be where I am now.


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Baptism | Charlie Stone

November 14, 2021 |

Through His blessing, I give glory to God that Jesus is now my Lord and Savior today and forever. He is there for me and my family as we live through life's struggles and enjoy life's many blessings.


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Baptism | Mitch Kregel

November 14, 2021 |

I saw the good works of Jesus through my Connection Group (and amazing friends) in Salt Company. This past month I attended the Fall Retreat and I realized and saw the literal works through my friends. I have read Scripture but then to see what you read come to life through some of your closest people is mind blowing and beautiful.


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Baptism | Nicole Schroeder

November 14, 2021 |

At the beginning of my sophomore year a friend introduced me to Veritas and I instantly found a new love and faith for Jesus. I got a Bible and started reading it and doing Bible studies. I also started sharing the gospel with my friends who have had a similar experience with their faith. I want to be baptized to proclaim my love and faith for Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.


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Baptism | Brett Taylor

November 14, 2021 |

I remember having one of those epiphany moments where I reflected back on all these points in my life and it all started to make sense. The good things that happened in my life were all him working through me and the bad things were also him pushing me back to my intended path. It was all so clear.


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Baptism | Lily Stone

November 14, 2021 |

My security lies in Jesus, not myself and what I can do. I am sure of His presence in my life and that he is working all things for my good and his glory. He is my security and I depend on Him for everything.


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Baptism | Grace Ries

November 14, 2021 |

After placing my trust in Jesus, I have found hope and I now know Jesus is the only thing I need. He loves me for who I am and he created me and chose me. I'm much happier knowing who Jesus is and the purpose and opportunities I have.


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Baptism | Addey Clayton

November 14, 2021 |

I want to be baptized because I know I will be with God for the rest of my life and for all of eternity. I want to submit to Him in everyday life. He paid for my sins with his death, I am now alive in Christ.


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Baptism | Chris Kent

November 14, 2021 |

When I was first saved I remember feeling a sense of peace that I had never felt before. I had trials and struggles throughout my life and never truly understood that seeking God through Jesus was the only way to have true peace.


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Baptism | Ryan Zorn

November 14, 2021 |

Today I have a wife and a step-daughter. I have a renewed relationship with my family, a new home, a good employer and a new connection group here at Veritas. Together we have hope in Christ. Our desire is to live a Christ centered life in a community of believers who share their hope of salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Our hope is in the Lord.


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Baptism | Brad Mertens

November 14, 2021 |

My life now includes a new community of believers and prayer. If it wasn't for my faith, I would have been divorced years ago. Because of this faith and perseverance, my children are following and finding faith in Jesus Christ. I have eternal life through my faith in Jesus Christ knowing that he was sent here by God to live the perfect life and sacrifice his own life for the punishment for my sins and all sins.


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Baptism | Jeremy Kearns

November 14, 2021 |

The gospel became beautiful to me during a winter retreat. I truly had a changed heart from God. I learned that I had the capacity to choose Him and not sin.


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Baptism | Eva Ford

November 14, 2021 |

When I look back at my life ever since I accepted Christ, I have been strong, joyful and so confident in who I am in Christ. I see him show up in my life all the time. I see him working through me to reach others and to spread some light to others who might need it.


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Baptism | Benita Mertens

November 14, 2021 |

Jesus has always met my needs. He helped me deal with the alcoholism in which I grew up and rescued me from the chains of my own addiction. If it were not for Jesus, I would not be alive today.


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Baptism | Lauren Willson

November 14, 2021 |

I had disregarded God but even in my darkest moments he was there and provided for me. Through community and reminders of the gospel, I found myself set free from the bondage of my past. Because of what God did in me, I have been able to use my past sin to help show others that it has no victory over you.


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Baptism | Katherine Stone

November 14, 2021 |

Because Christ died for my sins and has forgiven me, I don’t need to seek the world’s approval. I can live freely in his love and grace without the pressure to succumb to my overly deflated or inflated ego. He gives me a purpose and fulfillment in life.


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Baptism | Curtis Kelley

November 14, 2021 |

The fact that Jesus died for me so that I am forgiven for the things I’ve done is absolutely astonishing. It feels like the greatest weight has been lifted off my shoulders and it's all thanks to Jesus dying on the cross and being raised from the dead. He will forever be my Savior.


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Baptism | Kaelyn Cox

November 14, 2021 |

I started following Jesus when I was around 7 years old because I thought that he was very amazing for creating and dying for us. I want to be baptized to show that I gave my life to the Lord.


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Baptism | Logan Drewlow

November 14, 2021 |

I met Jesus when I was in San Diego and was connected with a solid gospel teaching church. But it wasn't until I started taking the class STEPS that there was radical change in my heart and I developed a passion and fire for the Lord.


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Baptism | Noah Van Veldhuizen

November 14, 2021 |

Christ has fulfilled me in ways that the world never can. I am no longer searching for something that will be fun enough, cool enough, or bring me enough satisfaction from this world because I know that the only thing that will pass the death test and that I will take to heaven with me is my relationship with God through Jesus and I am excited to proclaim that to the world through baptism.


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Baptism | Kolson Moorman

November 14, 2021 |

I live in a home with parents who love Jesus which has helped me to grow to love Him. Jesus helps me with hard times that I've gone through by comforting me and giving me strength.


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Baptism | Bronwyn Hall

November 14, 2021 |

Christ met my needs by giving me friends that I can trust and talk about God with. I started to figure out that the world is a better place with me in it and that I am thankful that Jesus Christ saved me from all my dark moments. If I would have never turned to Jesus Christ, I would not be in a good place right now.


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