This is Candi Landrum's story before she was baptized on October, 14th, 2018 in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
As a young child raised in Mexico, I was submerged into the Catholic faith and its traditions. I was baptized as an infant, made confessions to the priest, but did not have a clue as to who God was. As a young teenager, my family began attending a Baptist church. I spent many confusing years trying to decipher and piece together the differences between both religions.
When I was 16, God finally allowed me to understand the Gospel story at a youth conference. Even though I understood the gospel, I never felt a desire to pursue God apart from praying or attending church, and I struggled to believe that God was constantly pursuing me.
It wasn’t until I got married (almost 4 years ago) that I truly began to notice how self-centered and self-righteous I had been for so long. I never gave God more than I wanted to, and I honestly never lived a life that sought to live and love like He does. God used hard financial struggles and moving 5 times in less than 2 years to truly humble me and show me His provision and my need of HIM. If I have Him, what else do I need?
The Holy Spirit began to stir in me a deep longing and a new desire to give God my LIFE and to let go of what I thought I could control. He was calling me to surrender and to just be FREE! Christ died the death that I deserve and I am here to share with you that I have been made clean.