Danielle's Baptism

This year at our first service on Pentecost, I was baptized in our pool. I also started 6th grade this year . I was kind of nervous because my new school is a really big school and sometimes it’s scary starting something new. But I have made some new friends and gotten involved in some cool things so I guess like Pastor Debra says, God was out ahead of me. 

Sometimes when my friends and I are sitting around talking, it comes up that I am a Christian. Whenever that happens it’s like people judge me and think that I’m going to always be goody-goody and not make any mistakes or ever do anything wrong. It’s like they label me and then decide who I am and that’s not right. 

I don’t really know what it looks like to be a Christian at school and with my friends. I am trying to figure that out. But I definitely don’t like other people telling me what I should be like. I haven’t figured it out yet but I am pretty sure that God will show me – because after all, I know he’s out ahead of me.

- Danielle, 11 years old