My name is Kingsley Ho, today I am going to talk about how and why I chose to become a Christian.
It all started before I was even born. My father and mother are both Christians, therefore I was born in a Christian family. My parents had me baptized when I was a baby, they used Jesus’s way of teaching to raise me. I went to church every Sunday; but I didn’t know the meaning of it back then. I thought of church as just a place where I go and hang out with my friends. At church, I heard a lot of Bible stories and I liked them. I always participated when the teacher in Sunday school talked about the Bible stories. I always believed that God is real, even though I always treated the church as a place to have fun.
As I grew up my perspective started to change, I became more serious about my belief. I remember one time in school, somebody made fun of Jesus and joked about being a Christian is funny, I got over and lectured him about how awesome is Jesus and how great it is to be a Christian. Furthermore, I started to teach more people about Jesus, and I would not treat the church as a place to have fun and play; instead, I would treat it as a place to worship God and learn more about Jesus’s salvation.
Throughout my life, God has guided me through many of my life’s difficult times. There was one time that God helped me to amend my relationship with a friend of mine named Darren.
Darren is my best friend at school and he is also a Christian. I hang out with him a lot, but what I didn’t know is that he becomes angry easily. We had many fights during the times at school and when he became angry, he says negative things and sometimes he could get physical and violent. Our fight had been so big that the teachers were even irritated by us but eventually, I started to pray, every morning, I prayed to God, hoping he would make our relationship better. Miraculously, our relationship got better after a while and up until now, we are still friends, even though he moved to Australia, we still kept in contact.
Another thing that God helped me is with my youth group at school. I was originally just a member of the group but after the first semester, our youth group’s leader has some personal issues and had to leave our youth group. This means the youth group is left with no leader. The director of school asked me if I could continue our youth group and become the leader. At first, I hesitated, but I see this as a perfect opportunity to serve God, so I agreed.
God had made our youth group very successful, many new people joined us. We started with only four people, but now we have eight people and God also send me a helper to run the group together. It doesn’t sound much, but it is double the number of people we started with! I truly felt God is with our group and He gave me the strength to carry on with the leadership.God has always assisted me when I needed help through my prayers; there are many other testimonies on how God helped me and He has always been a good friend. I think I made a good decision to be baptized and follow God. The Bible said, “If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” This verse means, If we are baptized, we have a new life in Jesus Christ; and now I want to help other people to get to know Jesus and start a new life in Him.