The True Meaning of Dedication For as long as I can remember, I have been attending the Immanuel Lutheran Church. As I was growing up, my mom was big on attending church every Sunday. If we would miss a service or we would be gone, she would make up for it! My mom would grab the children’s Bible and activity book and we would have our own Sunday school lesson. I loved listening to my mom read my favorite Bible stories.
I sometimes reminisce back to when my father would sing Amazing Grace with me and my mother would teach me Bible stories. Together, my parents were my Sunday School teachers from third to sixth grade. I loved going to church as a family: my sister, my parents, and myself included. My sister, two cousins, and I even formed a singing group at my church in honor of my grandmother, Minnie (we were called “The Minnie Maberrys”) Needless to say, my family has been an integral part of my faith. I have sought encouragement from them and the wisdom they have instilled in me will remain with me for a lifetime.
What have I done to show my generosity to others? I pray for each student in my every class every day, no matter he or she is a Christian or not. I listen whatever my students want to share with me about their lives patiently and give them my advice from the Bible guiding them in the way they can see the grace from God. I spent a whole week with some youth using reusable materials to finish decoration for VBS event. I spent two months talking to my parents via international calls every midnight, prayed for them, and wanted to let them know how much love they have been receiving from Jesus Christ.
I was very happy after this experience, because they still send me emails, mails, and thank you cards every Sunday. Before I leave they gave me a copy of New Testament Book and The Story of Jesus to help me in my research. I did not feel that I’m a stranger or a guest; I felt that I am one of the group members and my present is important for them. Obviously , through that experience their goals was knowing God through believing in Christ, grow in faith and spiritual maturity by providing opportunities for spiritual growth through Life Groups, and love and serve others unselfishly as Christ did, by equipping and preparing for service and offering various opportunities to serve within the church and in our community and the world.
1) Describe the world you come from a— for example, your family, community or school — and b .tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. a) Since at a very young age, my parents has encouraged me and my younger brother to attend church. Both of them have instilled christian virtues in me and have served in the missionary field for many years. In school, because of the influence of my close friends, I regularly attended the Christian Fellowship club to learn more about the bible that held in the classroom every Friday . Furthermore, I served in the church praise and worship team and children church every Sunday.
Because of this rally and the message it sent, I realized and wanted to give my life to Jesus through baptism. It was awesome, I got home as a young teenager and actually talked to my mom about what it really means to be a Christian and to pick up your cross and follow him. So that very next weekend, my dad baptized me in front of the whole church on Sunday morning. It was an awesome feeling knowing that because of Jesus’ grace and mercy, I will be with him one day and spend eternity with him. Although I was on top of the world at this point, I still didn’t know fully what I had gotten into.
Thus, I grew up in a Christian family, with devout Christian parents, who exemplified the Christian faith in their commitment to the Community. Every morning and evening my daddy who had a little knowledge about scripture would yet read and expound from the Scripture and my mother being the Sunday school teacher would always encouraged and helped me involved in singing, drama and other Christian activities as a young boy. Home and Sunday school were the first places where my Christian faith took shaped and grew. However, until the age of 14, I was not sure of my salvation. Then, during a youth crusade, I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, and I became sure of my salvation.
I try to express my love in return by being an active member of that community. When I am able to attend my home church during breaks from college I volunteer in a few different roles, which I began when I was in high school. I work on the altar guild, assisting with the practical needs which the services require. I also serve by inputting song lyrics into our computer program, preparing them for projection during the service, and display them during worship. During the summers I particularly love to help with Vacation Bible School.
From the oldest member to the youngest crying baby, I see a strong history and bright future for my church. My senior project taught me to respect what I have because the members before me struggled to get Mount Zion to where it is today. I am truly grateful to the all members who brought Mount Zion to life and gave it life. At the end of the today and after all I have learned doing my Senior Project, I can stand up and say that I am proud to be a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church, and one day when I have a family of my own, I will make sure they know just how important Mount Zion was to my life, to my family’s life and one day to their life as well.
Since God allowed me to born into an ideal Christian family, I’ve always known about the Bible and what it teaches. Growing up, I went to church on Sunday mornings and followed along during the sermon. I made it my personal goal to be the best little girl sitting in the pews, and more importantly, to be the best example of a Christian out there. I thought this was made possible by adamantly reading the Bible. I was wrong and this was a problem.