Samuel was blessed by God converting him at the age of six. When he was 13 years old he felt his faith began to grow as he immersed himself in God’s Word. As he matured spiritually and physically, he began to sense a call of God in his life to preach the glorious gospel of free grace.
Testimony of Conversion
I was converted to faith in Christ through Sunday school. I was invited to come by my father’s younger brother, who had already trusted in Christ. I was six years old at the time, and since then have grown to know more about the faith. When I was 13 years old, my faith was getting more and more mature and I felt that I needed to be baptized. So, when I was in the second year of middle school, I was baptized in a Baptist church; I know that at that time I had genuine faith that salvation was because of God’s grace through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
Call To Ministry
As I was growing in faith, I became active in serving in the church; I became a Sunday school teacher, the head of the youth, and also a speaker in the church. However, I didn’t have a strong sense of calling to serve full time until I had an automobile accident and almost died; but because of God’s grace, I was spared. At that time, I had been working as an automobile part salesman. However, the accident caused me to think more deeply about my goals and purpose in life. In 2007, I responded to God’s call and I entered the Baptist seminary in Semarang. In 2012, I graduated after beginning a ministry in Central Java in 2009.