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Baptism December 12, 2021

Daniel Drains

Hello, my name is Daniel Drains Jr. and I am a 22-year-old student at Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School. I was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I grew up in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. I have three brothers, one little brother and two big brothers. Life was pretty rough for me growing up because it was always me, my mother and my baby brother. My two big brothers had grown up and had their own families. My mother worked very hard to make sure me and my brother had everything we needed. It would be some nights she wouldn’t even eat because she wanted to make sure we were fed. We were always moving from apartment to apartment and even became homeless twice.

Lancaster Bible College | Capital Seminary & Graduate School is my third college. My previous college I did not do well and I ended up on academic probation and was on the verge of getting academically dismissed because I had a 1.2 GPA. I was sent home and I took a year off and worked regular jobs and I became depressed. I was in a very deep depression and it got so bad that I ended up in the hospital multiple times. At that time, I called for God and I prayed that this depression would just go away and I would become mentally healthy again.

I began attending church again and accepted the Lord as my personal savior in March of 2021, I went to church every Sunday and got involved and got inspired by my church to attend a bible college. I researched Lancaster Bible College and filled out the application with hopes of getting in, but my 1.2 GPA was holding me back. God knew what was in my heart and what I wanted and I prayed everyday, and then LBC gave me a chance and accepted me. Now I am continuing to work towards my dream to become a journalist, author and community activist. I want to help those who are trying to find Christ in their life and want to know him. 

I feel like getting baptized and being born again is the best thing to do right now in this time of my life because I want to walk the path of faith with Jesus Christ. Christ has saved my life and worked miracles in my life. I also want to set an example for my little brother, my nieces and nephews to let them know that it is okay to be a follower of Jesus Christ. I also want to inspire my father and make him and my mother proud. They both dealt with pain in their life and I just want to say to them, thank you for giving me life and helping me find the Lord.

(Philippians 4:13)
“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”