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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: "Splash" 4-11-13 Deadline (04/04/13)

TITLE: Dunk!
By Janice Wappel
04/07/13


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Splish, splash was the sound
The water made as I went under
Then came back up; brand new!

When I was ten years old, I ask Jesus into my heart. I remember the day clearly even though it was over fifty years ago. I remember the feeling of being clean, light hearted, and so full of life. Some months later, I was baptized along with several of my friends and family in an old irrigation well where our church often went for baptisms. I remember the preacher dunking me under and the excitement we all felt and talked about as we declared we would follow Jesus. I did not fully understand at the time what all this meant, but I did know I had been saved, and I knew something was different in my life.

I made many mistakes going forward from that day, but God was faithful then as He is today no matter what my circumstances were. I believe I was spared from major teenage rebellion because of my trust in Christ. Several of my friends took a different path as teenagers and as a result had to back peddle later on in life because of sin and rebellion. I look back today and see how Godís hand was upon my life and how He drew me back to Him when I strayed later on in my twenties.

I am grateful my parents taught me love and respect Godís Word. I am so blessed that my parents taught me how to pray and showed me an example of what a Christian should be like. I can still hear my momís voice as she read Godís Word out loud and dadís voice as he prayed for each of his seven children. Dad would get on his knees and pour out his heart to God. The example of my parents has stayed with me and helped to guide me through the difficult times in life.

I thank God for salvation and the memories of the ďSplish-splashĒ sound of water as I was baptized in obedience to Godís Word so many years ago and put my trust in the God who created me!

Matthew 28:19
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.


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Judith Gayle Smith04/11/13
Sweet and truly beautiful . . .
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/12/13
This is a nice testimonial. It is so important that parents understand that they must be good examples for their kids.

Some sentences were just a tiny bit awkward. Try reading the story aloud or even better have someone else read it and if they stumble over a sentence, then it might need some reworking. For example the line I'm grateful my parents taught me love, you need the word to before respect.

I think you did a nice job on covering the topic and told a good message as well. Nice job.
CD Swanson 04/13/13
Deep message that will touch many. Nicely done.

God bless~