I was born into a Christian family on the west coast of Newfoundland. My father was a gospel preacher and so I was tremendously blessed to hear the message of the God's great salvation from birth. We lived in a very small community and our house was situated on a beautiful hillside with a waterfall behind it and a river beside it. The wonder of God's creation was always there to enjoy and life seemed perfectly tranquil.
However, it was very obvious that all was not perfect with my soul. The Bible says, "There is none righteous, no not one" (Rom 3:10) and, even as a little girl, I couldn't help but sin over and over again. It just came naturally.
When I was only 5 years old, my father started a series of Gospel meetings at the Corner Brook Gospel Hall. I became very concerned because I knew I could not go to God's perfect heaven as I was. Speaking to the preachers after one meeting, I understood that the sacrifice of Jesus Christ was sufficient to take away my sins. Romans 10:13 says that "whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved" and on April 5, 1992, I did just that!
As I grew older, my memory of this event began to fade and I started to question my conversion. Maybe I didn't understand what I was doing? Maybe I didn't know what it meant to be a sinner? However, I am comforted by the words of Christ,
"unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven." (Matt 18:3)
This world is full of many complicated theories and philosophies about the afterlife. But God has made His way of salvation so simple that even a 5 year girl could understand it and accept it. Jesus Christ took the punishment for my sin when He was crucified and I have been made righteous (right with God). Now I have assurance that I am no longer going to Hell but will be in Heaven because of the sacrifice the Lord Jesus made for me.