I (Ric) can’t remember where I was fooling around when I was 9 years old. Most definitely not on the stage sharing any story, not alone the story about Jesus… But Kyra, by God's grace, has decided to get baptized on October 10th, 2021 to declare her faith in Jesus Christ and in public. We rejoice and praise God for your years investment in the life of Kyra through unceasing prayer and support. Thank you family! May you continue to pray for her to walk in the Lord and grow to love Jesus more day by day. We would love to share her testimony with you and hope you will be encouraged by her story. :)
Hi, my name is Kyra Sun, and this is my testimony. Before I became a Christian I usually didn’t care much about my faith and belief. And whenever I was reading my bible and praying, I wouldn’t care what it said, I only did it to please my parents and to just check it off. I accepted Christ when I was 4 years old but it didn’t really affect or change… I didn’t understand what my faith really was about until I saw a picture when I was 7. It was Jesus’s hand with blood all over it. A soldier was holding a nail over it, about to pierce it. That’s when I realized how much Jesus had been through for me. Then I began to experience God in many different ways.
[Conquering idols: Prayer is powerful and it works]
When I was 4 years old, I started to have a fear of eating in front of dolls, statutes and mannequins, and if I did, then I would usually gag, and occasionally throw up. For a few years, I struggled with the same problem especially when we ate out at asian restaurants. I would need to stop eating and ask my dad to take me out to stay away from the statutes. One time, me and my family were having dinner with friends at a Thai restaurant and there were two really weird looking statutes and the same thing happened. I told my mom I could not eat and she told me to pray and so I did. Then after I prayed I started to eat, looking away from the statues, then slowly I started to look at them until I could eat in front of them. After that experience I realized that prayer is powerful and that it works.
[God’s love through the neighbors for my wound: Christians are different from the people of this world]
One night, when I was 5 years old, my mom was reading a bible story to me and my siblings. After she finished reading to us, she told us to go to our bedroom, to wind down. My sister raced me to our room but while I was running around a corner, I slipped and fell on my chin. I was unconscious for about 5 seconds but then I realized that there was a hole in my chin because I could see blood spreading around it. Then I started to cry. My mom hurried to see me and she kind of screamed. She then told my sister to get a pillow and put it on a mat. Then she grabbed some paper towels and wiped the blood. After that she got her phone and told my dad what had happened cause my dad was studying downstairs. When he heard what had happened he came upstairs and called our friends that were doctors in the building. We live in an apartment where we have many friends in the building. A number of them came and had a look at my chin. One of them said that I had to go to the hospital cause it was pretty deep. My dad decided to take me to the hospital. We had to wait for 3 hours until I could get my stitches and we didn’t get home until 3am. It was scary and tiring, but I experienced God’s love through my family and our neighbors who dropped everything to come and help me in the late night.
[Puzzle analogy: God exists]
I also often asked my dad,”How do you know that God exists?” He answered,”All the evidence is in the bible. And hasn’t God answered your prayers?” I still didn’t understand what he meant, but one day I was reading a book and it said,”Evolution says everything just sort of fell perfectly into place to create life. Try this experiment: Grab a puzzle and toss the pieces into the air. Did they put themselves together? No? Try again… and again. Still not right? If a simple puzzle can’t put itself together, how can 32.2 trillion cells of a person put themselves together without someone putting them in just the right place?" I learned that behind all that God exists.
I’ve been having these baptism classes with Mrs. Michelle, Gabriel, Gracie, Ryan, and Bethany. I believe Jesus died for my sins and gave me new life. Now I understand what faith, grace, and belief is. Now I can read my bible and pray with my own desire. I can serve and help my siblings without an anger inside of me. I know that I’m not alone, that there will always be someone to stand by me. I want to share with you one of my favorite verses to encourage you:
"Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.” - Isaiah 43:1-2
I am ready to get baptized today to call Jesus not just my Savior, but also my Lord. Thank you for listening and coming to my baptism.