What Has Happened in Your Life?
IMPORTANT PEOPLE: People played a major role in Johanna’s journey to Christ. Ubaldo Soto [inset], currently assistant professor of Loma Linda University, was instrumental in carefully and patiently studying God’s Word with Johanna and her family. Johanna’s husband Fernando and their two children, Daniella and Andres, are a crucial part of her life and faith journey. Daniella and Andres were baptized in November of 2009—to the great joy of their parents.Over time their acquaintance developed into a friendship. Their conversations soon were focusing not only on the evolution theory and questions of lived faith but other biblical subjects. At some point Ubaldo suggested that Johanna and her husband study the Bible with him and his wife every Saturday afternoon. Johanna was happy to accept. After all, she wanted some answers to her questions on science and faith. In addition to the Creation story and the Sabbath, they studied the biblical concepts of the soul, death, and resurrection, as well as the prophecies in Daniel and Revelation.
NEW START: Johanna is baptized by Pastor Eli Diez-Prida in the Karlsruhe Adventist Church.That convinced Johanna. Now everything was clear to her. “I found out that God is different from what I had thought—He loves me. I found answers to my questions about the final judgment—and about the state of the dead. Now I understand that the Old and the New Testament form one unit. And I am amazed by what is written in the books of Daniel and Revelation.”