Five Years to Baptism
She is a brilliant scientist and doctor who travels the world for her work in global health. Her teacher [Katheryn]has given her the name, Sarah. Because she stays so busy with her work, it took her five years of studying on and off with WEI to become a Christian. In the beginning, she was an agnostic. Let’s follow her story…
2011: “I was born and raised in the Soviet Union where all politics was about atheism. When my elder brother was dead, I thought that God cannot allow his death. Then, I lost all my faith.” Her family is strong Muslim. She went to them for help with her faith. It did not help. Sarah did not know where to go from there.
2012: Sarah wrote: “I have a problem with worshiping God because Muslims must worship 5 times every day (women cannot worship when they have menses). I worshiping only that time when I want to say something to God. My father said to me: ‘I want to see you worshiping according to Koran`s rules.’ But I find about 100 cases for don`t do it. I think I can find power for a proper way for my life, and this course and you, my dear Mum Katheryn, can help me find the right way.” A little at a time Sarah worked her way through the lessons. She said, “Your training gives me the answers to many questions that troubled me all my life.”
In 2013, she only completed one lesson and one in 2014. During this time, her Muslim family put pressure on her to return to Islam and occasionally succeeded. But, once again, Sarah’s doubts of Islam returned.
2015: Sarah wrote, “I lost my way and now came near you. If possible, please forgive and forget my sin against your big work. I do not deserve your attention, but I like a son who wastes his father’s money and his time (lesson 1). I need to you my dear teacher for going to right way through study God’s rules. Please, forgive me.”
In 2016, she returned to her lessons again and finally began to understand. She said, “Jesus was the son of God. He sent us Jesus who love all people although the people wanted to kill him. We learn through our pain. The divine spirit of Jesus was great and his soul was so clean. Please teach me how I should pray.” Sarah wrote further: “I am looking for a mission in this world. I want to change my life and go through baptism. I don`t know what should I do (step by step) and what should I say when I go through the cleansing ritual
of baptism.” Her teacher explained to her how to be baptized, but did not hear back from her. Sarah’s life became busy
with her children and her worldwide health work. Her teacher finally heard from her a year later.
2017: Sarah said, “A long time I was far from you but part of my heart always is with you. I tried to find my way in this life and I hope I find it… I do not know why, but when I write to you about Christianity I enjoy it as a child… After immersion my soul is Christ, and I enjoy this condition for about one year. It is our secret…
About immerse: I have done one year ago in the summer in the lake. That moment I find out peace.”