Baptism Guo Kajia

A Celebration of New Life
Guo Kajia (Monica)

Personal “Faith Story” of Guo Kajia, Chinese High School student from Urumqi, China

When I was a little girl I was very shy, scared and lonely. I felt often that nobody loved me except my Grandma with whom I was living at the time when my parents were soldiers in the “People’s Liberation Army” stationed in another province. At the age of 6 my Grandma and my Mom told me about God who created us and we often prayed together. I always wondered what would happen to me in the future. But as I was growing up I lost my desire for Jesus and turned away from Him. I further lost my enthusiasm for study and did not obey my Mom’s wishes and started to rebel against my parents’ authority. I also lost my self-worth and confidence and as result of that I always felt very tired and negative to everyone around me.

At the age of 16 I went by myself to church and talked in great lengths with the pastor. I shared with him many of my shortcomings and hurts I felt inside my heart. The pastor encouraged me to go to God in prayer and repent of my sins and ask Him for forgiveness, which I did. To my amazement when I returned home my parents told me that they were forgiving me for my rebellious attitude. My Mom told me later that she was praying for me during the same time when I was at the church without knowing that I was there.

In the summer of 2006 I met Rolf & Sherri Ronstadt who were English teachers in my school. Mr. Ronstadt shared with me many things about God, gave me a NIV Study Bible and a “Jesus” DVD movie. He also told me how I could know God personally as my Lord and Savior. Once I understood that God gave his own Son to die on the cross for my sins I was ready to invite Jesus in my heart. One day after school Mr. Ronstadt prayed with me to receive Jesus and I began my personal relationship with God trusting Him with my life and to be His child forever.

Thanks for being a part of making His salvation known among the nations!!

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