How I came to believe. I was not interested in any
type of religion when growing up. It was more fun just fooling around.
As a teen, alcohol was much more fun and had more exciting adventures, or so I
When I got out of the service in 1969, having done 2 tours
in Viet Nam, I was using alcohol on a daily basis. Where I worked, it was
common to be drunk by noon and to continue drinking after work hours.
In 1978, I got involved in A-A and started riding
motorcycles. Since I had quit drinking, I thought riding would be a good
way to relieve stress. It worked for a while. I continued to search
for a higher power and I looked at many varieties.
In 1982, while laying in bed trying to fall asleep, my mind
was racing, thinking about all sorts of things. All of a sudden, I heard
wind blowing and a voice that said “Jesus is Lord”. Before I
knew it, I was on my knees next to the bed asking for forgiveness. That
was the turning point.
It took a few years afterwards to seek out who this Jesus
was. I continue to let God teach me.