I'm from Hungary and I lived in the US for 2.5 years. Before I moved there- I can say- I wasn't a real Christian. I was baptized when I was a baby but I never practiced this "go to church, be a Christian” thing. In Hungary (unfortunately and sadly) we don't do that too much. And when I met Bob last August, I still kept these things out from my life; it was still "too much" for me. I told him that I believe in God, in angels, I have faith but I keep it in myself. He was very patient with me, never pushed anything and when we were talking about Jesus and being a Christian we could talk like friends and he was never "too much". Probably this patience was what melted me. :)
One day in this early spring, Bob, his wife Karen and their daughter Chryssi invited me to Aria's (Bob's granddaughter) dedication at their church. I was still skeptical but I said, “sure, I'm going,” because I loved the baby and them so much. :) And when I went to the church the first time, something changed in me... I was accepted, and I felt I was changed too! I didn't understand what was happening with me; why am I crying, why do I feel "weird" things when I'm listening to the beautiful songs?
Afterwards, I started to go to church by myself without invitation week after week, Sunday after Sunday and loved to be there. Loved the music, loved the preaching, loved the people and just loved.... Jesus! And I finally understood... I started to open myself up, I asked Jesus to come into my heart and life and he did! And he stayed and is still here! And he helps me a lot day after day and I can't be thankful enough to Dad Bob, yes you heard correctly, Dad to show me this life! Because he became my God-father and Karen became my God-mother. They were kind enough and accepted my request to be my Godparents. :) Thank you Mom and Dad! I love you both! 2 weeks ago my son and I moved back to Hungary. I felt I must get baptized before I leave... And my son asked me, “Can I do the same, Mom?” I said “sure!” So I called Bob and told him our plan. He was surprised and said, “of course” and he was so happy for us!
The best part was that when we started to talk with Bob last August, I promised him (when I didn't even want to talk a lot about Jesus, and I was shy to talk about Christian things) that if I ever will feel that I want to be a Christian, he will baptize me... :) He said he would be glad to do that! And now on May the 8th, 2017, the time arrived and my son and I got baptized on the same day by Bob. Thank you, Dad!