Baptism of Mike Fiore
I grew up in a Christian home where both of my parents were believers in Christ, regular church attenders, the whole nine yards. I accepted Christ as my savior when I was little. I was old enough to grasp what it meant, but I was also young enough that I don’t even have a clear picture of exactly when it was. I grew up in church, Sunday school, and youth group. I went to a Christian school and played on the worship team at church, school, and youth group. I lived in a Christian bubble most of my life, up until my last couple years of college when I transferred to the University of Minnesota. It wasn’t until then that I was challenged to claim my faith as my own.
It is that faith which I now want to publicly declare. I want to stand in front of all of you and publicly declare my intention to follow Christ. I will strive to obey and honor Him and to lead my family, which I’ll be starting when I get married later this year, down that same path. I make this public declaration with joy and hope it will serve as an encouragement to you and a reminder of the love of our God and the extent to which He was willing to go to redeem His people.