Thank God for his mercy and calling, I got baptized on 2012’s Easter Sunday at BCEC Newton Campus. Below is my testimony:
“7Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7: 7-8)
Yes and Amen, God opened the door for his daughter who had been seeking her purpose of life on December 28, 2011. In a Christian conference—Grace 2011—held in Indiana, I accepted Jesus and started my new life as a born-again Christian.
Looking back to the past 22 years, I found God was leading my returning to His majesty and refuge all the way. Without his guidance, I wouldn’t be able to come to America and study at Boston University. Without his blessing, I couldn’t go to Indiana and accept Jesus, the best gift ever in my life.
Before attending Grace 2011, I just finished my first semester’s graduate studies with a lower-than-expected GPA. At that moment, I doubted my ability to study in America and my potential in practicing public relations in the future. I felt lonely and unwanted by my friends. I was desperate for love and security, a desire that couldn’t be permanently satisfied by anybody and anything. All I wanted was the world’s attention and approval, which brought me excitement at one moment but anxiety at the next moment.
Then I went to visit my aunt’s family in Troy, Michigan, and spent my first Christmas in the United States with the Christian family. The day after Christmas, I set off to the conference with my cousin. At the first night there, when the worship team sang “Mighty to Save,” I couldn’t help shedding my tears. “Savior, he can move the mountains. My God is mighty to save, He is mighty to save.” I felt a great relief and the power of God. In the following two days, through sermons, Bible study, worshiping and praying with my small group, I learned more about God and was touched by Him. I knew my mission is to live for Him, with Him, and by Him. So in the third day’s morning, I accepted Jesus with peace and the tears of joy.
After coming back to Boston, I was introduced to BCEC by a brother in Christ who also attended the Grace conference. Attending BCEC’s Sunday service and Bible study with the Medford small group in the past two months, I’ve been growing fast and healthily. I’m becoming humble and faithful. Every time I feel vulnerable, I turn to God and ask Him for answers. I pray to become stronger and more like Him so that I can be better used by Him.
All I am is His. And His presence and approval are all what I need for everlasting joy. I want to pursue Him all my life, being a student, a steward, a soldier, an athlete and a farmer.