Every year, since the sixth grade, I go to summer camp with my church. The whole reason for summer camp is to get away from our normal lives and grow closer to the lord in fellowship with the others from church. I always had fun but I don’t believe I ever grasped the concept of fellowship. That changed in the summer of two thousand and seven.
My youth group and I went camping at San Onofre Beach in
The pastor gave a baptism in the ocean that week, although I had been baptized before when I was young, I decided to get baptized again. This time I knew what I was getting myself into. I truly understood what it meant to live in Christ and die in the flesh. When I was baptized my spirit was reborn and now I am immortal. When my body dies my soul will live forever in the kingdom of god. Ever since that day I’ve improved my life style. Now I have morals, values and goals in life. I am also not afraid to speak my mind. I am willing to tell people about god. Overall I am a better person. I do not give into sin or peer pressure. Before I was always seeking help from others and never gave anything back, now I am a good influence and I can help others who need my help.
Being Christian and truly living a Christian life style has also taught me to love life and be thankful for everything I have. There are various wonderful opportunities given to me so that I can have a good life, I have a chance to go to college to get a good career and to be successful and happy in life. I am always going to take whatever offers I am given and use what I learn it to its full potential.
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