5th December was definitely one of the best days of my life.
Before our baptisms, we were invited to Adrian's baptism which was held at his friend's house. He got baptised in pool. I can't describe how beautiful it was.Adrian gave a speech before he got baptised in the pool.
He said how Shane and I played an important part in his decision to get baptised.Through us he felt the true meaning of "Love, honesty and humility."
He got baptised in the pool and he was born again. I can't describe how beautiful it was...! He looked totally different afterwards. He looked really warm. Filled with love.I realised that that was how God designed him to be.
Our baptisms started from 7:30pm at Northshore Christian Centre. Unfortunately so many of our friends couldn't come. But 3 of my friends from Uni and 2 of my friends from my highschool came. And Adrian who just got baptised before us came along as well.
My mum didn't actually know how special Baptisms are so she didn't invite many people. Only 2 of her Catholic friends came.
As we didn't know if everyone was going to come, I almost cried when I saw all the girls there to get baptised with us...!!! They looked really happy. They have made the decision to overcome their worries and fears.
So on this day, I got baptised with 4 Japanese, 1 Taiwanese, 1 Korean girl, 1 Aussie boy and a Korean pastor and his wife. This couple was already baptised before but they only had water sprinkled so they wanted to get water baptised. It was a special experience for me to get baptised with my mum. As I went into the water, my sins was washed away and I was born again...! So many people gave me great words from the Bible. One scripture that I remember was Matthew 5:14-16
"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
My Pastor prophesized over me that I will become a great leader in Japan and I'll share God's love to people. At this time I couldn't really picture myself leading many Japanese to Jesus but it was a great encouragement.
I would never forget about this day. Everyone felt the same. We all felt connected!
5th December :)