Growing up my mum and dad always told me about God and always attended church on a Sunday.
The one line my dad uses to repeatedly tell me and my sister growing up is ‘we walk by faith and not by sight’.
I never used to understand what he meant but as I’m getting older, I’m starting to understand what he meant. As I got older, I was told by my parents that I was very poorly at birth. They also told me that they spent a lot of days and night’s praying for me to get better.
I miss my dad I think about him every day. I was only nine years old when he died.
I remember at the funeral I carried my dad’s coffin and I felt so proud doing it. I knew my dad was a ma
n of God and he was going to be in heaven with God and his disciples laughing and sharing bible scriptures. I also know that he is looking down on me and my family from heaven.
I go to church all the time with my mum and I love it. I approached my mum a long time ago and told her that I want to get baptised. My mum asked me if I was sure because it is very serious commitment and explained to me what would be involved.
After I talked to Bishop Queensborough about why I felt I was ready to be baptised a few weeks later on Sunday 1st September 2019, I got baptised.
It was the best day ever; I couldn’t stop smiling I told all my friends and family.
My mum and I always pray together and read the bible; I still don’t know everything in the bible and I always ask a lot of questions. The bible is difficult to understand there is a lot of hard words, but I am learning a lot in church and in Sunday school. I love going to church and I love what God has done for me.
Samuel Wilkie (UK)