Monday, April 05, 2010
Mercedes had a major part in the youth sunrise service. She modified her confirmation video (the background music is "I'll Always Stand) and then gave a testimony, which she had written earlier. The picture above is of her giving the presentation.
Sometimes we go months without hearing anything that seems very positive from our kids and a testimony like this blows us away.
Here is what she read (written completely by her)
Over the past few weeks I have realized what have been the most important things in my life. They made me decide on so many good decisions that were hard for me. I lost people and I gained stronger bonding time with the people that mean the world to me.
In that slide show you just saw you saw me from when I was little and until now. Even though you didn’t know me when I was little, I know the people who did. My sister Salinda did and my brother john did from the time I was born until now.
I was adopted when I was four years old. I couldn’t have asked for any better parents even though they don’t look like me I still love them with all my heart. We have been through so many laughs, tears, and joys. I can’t say that I didn’t go to church before I got adopted but im pretty sure that I didn’t. I love this family for going to church every week. Even though some weeks I don’t always feel like it but still everyone feels that way sometimes.
This family I can truly say that have saved all our lives with there never ending love, Forgiving, Strong holding, Faith, Care. I see all the faith that my parents have and I think to myself I want to have the faith they have. I know that not every ones perfect but people make mistakes. That’s how we learn.
God has saved me in so many ways. So many words I could say. He saved us on the cross for all of the sins we did and we will do. God is the most forgiving person in your life. I always go to him when I don’t know how to handle things the right way. Do you think that Jesus wanted to die on the cross? I don’t think he did but I know that he did and he would do anything for all the children that he has.
My journeys not close to being over yet I am always going to need God in my life. My family has shown me that. I am always going to be standing right by Your side, God, even if its hard too do.
Now I want you guys to think. (Pause) Are you guys going to stand by God and Jesus?