Singer-actress Sammi Cheng Sau-man went to church in Wan Chai last Sunday - to be baptised. The happy event at the Evangelical Free Church of China Kong Fok Church marks a significant change in the singer's outlook on life. Her 16-year show business career had been materially rewarding, but she felt empty in her soul, Cheng said. 'I thought money was going to buy me the happiness, but it didn't,' the 34-year-old star said. 'I spent a thousand days trying to find my happiness, and I found God.' That happened after a rough time in Cheng's life. In 2005, the star of more than 20 films was reported to have struggled with her tragic role in Stanley Kwan Kam-pang's Everlasting Regret. There were also rumours of a rift with her close friend, Andy Hui Chi-on, so she took a year off and found her faith. Several of the singer-actress' friends attended her baptism, including Brigitte Lin Ching-hsia, Carol 'Do Do' Cheng Yu-ling and Teresa Mo Shun-kwan. Cheng (left) seems a lot happier these days. When she was down, she was often edgy. Now she's all smiles, and her career is looking up. Since May, she's performed in Shanghai, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong, and is due to film a comedy directed by Alan Mak Siu-fai opposite Eason Chan Yik-shun.