1.WHO REACHED OUT TO YOU?
I was talking to a friend from Michigan on Video Phone and asked her if she knew of a good church in Cincinnati that I could attend. I was new to the city. She helped me get in contact with her brother who lives here to get his advice. When I talked with him later, he said that he was currently visiting a good church called the Cincinnati Church of Christ. He suggested that I try it.
2. WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO BECOME A DISCIPLE? WHEN DID YOU GET BAPTIZED?
I learned from Britney, Deb and Cyndie as we talked about God, discipleship and how to follow God. We got together regularly to study the bible. I was amazed when they told me about light and darkness. I realized from that study that I was in the darkness. I learned that to become a disciple I had to hear, believe, repent, confess that Jesus is Lord, and be baptized. That is what I needed to do to go from darkness to light. New life. That’s what I wanted. On March 17, 2013, I was baptized into Christ. I feel so good! I am the new Robin.
3. HOW DID YOU BECOME DEAF? WHEN DID YOU LEARN ASL?
I would say “unknown” based on a few different comments from my aunt, uncle and mom. I was very young, but I have no idea exactly how I became deaf or when it happened. I was 4 or 5 when I learned sign language. I learned it when I went to Kendall School for the Deaf on the campus of Gallaudet University in Washington DC.
4. WHICH BIBLE STUDY WAS YOUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE? WHY?
Peter replied, ” Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit”. WHY? Because it was challenging to learn that I was still in my sins. I needed to repent and be baptized. I wanted to be in the light and have a new life. I always want to be learning about the Bible and God. I understand that I still sin today, but I am so thankful for God’s forgiveness and this exciting new life! I want to continue to gain understanding and faith in God.
5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SCRIPTURE?
1 PETER 2:9-10
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and God’s special possession that you may declare the praises of Him who called you out of darkness and into His wonderful light. Once you were not a people but now you are the people of God. Once you had not received mercy. But now you have received mercy.”
WHY? Because being on the dark side means you’re not a Christian and many things are blocking you from having a relationship with God. When I became baptized, I came into the light. I shine as a new person to God. I am God’s daughter, full of blessings from God!!
6. WHAT IS YOUR VISION FOR THE DEAF MINISTRY AT CINCINNATI?
I want to see deaf people in Cincinnati come to God as disciples and know how good it feels to have new life. They need to understand about the Bible and God. They need to believe in God.