I grew up in a Catholic Church and went to a Catholic school for 9 years. I went to church until I was 18 only because my mom made me. Most of the time I was in the church hall or outside smoking; I got nothing out of church. I thought there was a God of some kind but to me, He was a vengeful, wrathful God I wanted nothing to do with. I didnít understand Jesus dying on the cross, what did a man 2000 years ago have to do with me today?

On May 1, 1990 I was 25 at the time, I was driving in my car on the way to another job. I painted for a man that had his own painting business; we were in between jobís running back and forth.

I was listening a music tape minding my own business, and all of a sudden, bam! It hit me like a ton of bricks, I believed in Jesus! Not just a belief, a sense of His presense, or awareness that Jesus was very near. Something inside me was very different. Just like that, I knew that He was Lord and that He died for me on the cross. The mystery of the Gospels had just been reveled to me. And then, I did something I had never done before in my entire life; I started praising Him and thanking Him for what He had done for me. I didnít understand what was going on but I knew something was definitely different about me!

Something inside me was different like a light switch was turned on inside me!

Jesus Christ had just reveled Himself to me! I started crying and laughing at the same time. I was happy and fearful at the same time. I had more emotions running through me than I ever did in my life, I really didnít understand it all but for the first time in my life I knew that I wasnít going to hell.

I knew that I was saved as they called it. Jesus Christ had just jumpstarted my dead heart and gave me life everlasting! This all happened in the matter of a few seconds. When the tears cleared from my eyes I looked and to my amazement everything got extremely bright.

Everything, the sky was brighter, the buds on the trees, the grass, flowers; I looked around at the whole creation and thought to myself: its like I took my sunglasses off for the first time in my entire life!

And now looking back at this day, He didnít wait for me to be good, or change myself to be good enough for Him. No, He took me right where I was- the way I was. Right out of my sin and rebellion toward Him.

I was filled with Love, Joy and I had a purpose for living now, I didnít know exactly what it was, but I had a purpose anyway.

Please pray for my shop that I work at, Iím believing God for salvation for everyone that works there.

Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.