Sarah Sijansky

The Metropolitan SDA Church would like to welcome Sarah Sijansky to our family!

Tell us a little about yourself

I am eagerly waiting and actively participating to see Christ’s prophecy fulfilled to the end. I’ve grown up expecting Christ’s return since I was little, thanks to my parents who have very strong faith.

Baptist is my background denomination; my grandfather was a pastor. In fact, he baptized me. Because of my upbringing, Jesus has always been real to me. I knew exactly why I decided to be baptized at the age of 11 or so. My walk since then has been quite a growing process. One that has taken many turns through a wilderness of my own choosing, and yet still He has been able to accomplish His perfect will for me by teaching me through my mistakes.

One of my recent revelations (I had begun to doubt that there was anything left to know) was the Truth about Saturday or Sabbath worship. For a long time, I couldn’t connect the Old Testament to the New, besides the prophecies. I now know that the seventh day is a day set aside so that I can rest and have pure fellowship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. As trivial as it may seem (and it did seem that way at first), the day which we consider “The Day of the Lord” does matter. Who are we to decide what day to give Him? He’s asked me to “remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.” After realizing this, I had to obey. So here I am, thankful that now I have a stronger witness that separates me from the rest of the world. Praise God.

Why did you choose Metropolitan?

My boyfriend and I decided we needed to find a church that worshipped on Saturdays… not Saturday evenings… Saturdays. We just had to google “Saturday worship services in Houston, TX.” MetSDA was the first that came up! We were so attracted by the welcoming members and honest testimonies/sermons. Oh, and the potluck is great, too : ) Right away, we found our area of service in the church. This was a huge answer to my persistent prayers to God.

Do you have any favorite memory verses or advice you’d like to share our members?

My favorite Psalm is Psalm 27. It was referenced in a letter that my grandfather gave to me before I went off to college.

My advice would be the same advice he gave me:

Don’t be impatient with your life… or in too much of a hurry to grow up.
Make relationships and memories.
God has a plan for you; find it and follow it.
Don’t let others set your pace.
Read Psalms and Proverbs every day. Let the words sink into your heart and think about them.

Metropolitan SDA is ready and waiting for you with open arms. Just remember, there is a purpose for you here when you come!

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  1. Nancy Palomino, 06 July, 2009

    Ive been looking for you. I finished reading the bible you gave me. :o)

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