Testimony for Daniel Shing
At a young age, I was baptized and raised as a Catholic. I went to a Catholic school for 9 years where I learned and practiced the Catholic faith with my family and friends. I attended religion classes regularly and even served as an altar boy during church services. I received four of seven sacraments (baptism, Eucharist, penance, and confirmation). In high school, I remained connected to the Catholic church and continued participating in church activities. I also joined the Catholic fraternal order, the Knights of Columbus and earned a 3rd Degree membership.
It was in college when I started drifting away from the Catholic faith. I dated outside the Catholic church and found myself getting married and starting a family. I also made a commitment to serve in the military during and after college. The twists and turns of life brought divorce and deployments overseas.
It was when I met my wife, Jenny, that I started attending church services regularly again. We attended a local Baptist church. It was a new experience and different from the Catholic church. Several years later, we started attending Great Commission Church.
Again, it was a different experience and church services were unlike the Baptist and Catholic church. I really enjoyed the powerful music, the casual and friendly atmosphere, the church members, but most importantly learning about the Bible and Jesus.
It was a recent service when Trevor explained how Jesus died for our sins that I realized my sins were already forgiven. As a Catholic, I was always told my sins would be forgiven through confession to a priest. Trevor’s message was a powerful message that day, and it touched me spiritually and mentally. I felt Jesus was speaking directly to me. This is when I also decided to seek GCC membership. I wanted to join others who believe in Jesus Christ.