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had always had an interest in spiritual things and
my mother took us to church quite often as a child.
My cousin and I used to play with her Ouija board
and it would seem to respond rapidly when we used
it. If you are not familiar with a Ouija board,
it is a board approximately one and a half feet
wide by two feet long. On the board are all the
letters of the alphabet, the numbers zero through
nine and the words, Yes and No. The fingers of the
user, or in our case, users, are placed lightly
on the sides of a heart shaped pointer that is approximately
six inches long with a small round window with a
sharp nail in the center. The Ouija is asked a question
and the answer is given as the pointer moves across
the board stopping briefly on the Yes or No, or
by spelling out the answer with the letters and
numbers. One day, as my cousin and I were playing
with the Ouija board, the Ouija told us that it
was time for it to go. We asked it why it had to
go and it responded, "The keeper calls".
Then we asked who the keeper was and the board spelled
out, "Satan"! I knew that I had not moved
the pointer and was certain that my cousin had not
either. I was terrified and I have never played
with a Ouija board since that day.
the summer of 1974, I was working for my family's
neighbor, driving a tractor on his farm. One morning,
as we were leaving to go to work, the neighbor said
something that startled me. "There is only
one thing in this world that is free", he said.
I had never thought about it as he began to explain
God's simple plan of salvation. Toward the end of
that summer, at twelve years old, I gave my life
to the Lord at our small Baptist church. I tried
very hard to live a Christian life but just wasn't
able to live the way that I thought I should as
the day I turned 18, I started working for General
Telephone and eventually moved to Perryton, Texas
where I worked as a lineman and cable splicer. During
that year, my older brother, David, was diagnosed
with cancer. I was devastated by the news. The next
few months proved to be trying times for my family.
David and I talked frequently about the Lord and
about death. We believed that God could heal if
it was his will. The problem was that we didn't
know what God's will was. One night as I was reading
in the book of James a scripture popped out at me.
"Is any sick among you? let him call for the
elders of the church; and let them pray over him,
anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and
the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed
sins, they shall be forgiven him." James 5:14,15.
I was so excited about the possibility that God
could heal and here was a promise telling me He
would. I immediately called our pastor and asked
him if he and the elders of the church would come
and pray for my brother. The pastor's answer stunned
me. He said, "Well, we don't believe that".
I decided right then that if a church doesn't believe
in their very own book, then they are not worth
my brother passed away, I moved to Perryton, Texas.
Each morning as I drove to work, the minister of
a local church had a small spot on the radio. He
seemed to have some good things to say. Not too
long after that I began attending his church and
found out that it was much different than the church
I had grown up in. In that church was a young man
who had been one of the biggest drug dealers in
town. I had met him and knew that he was trouble.
But when I went to church he was there and he was
totally different. He was on fire for God and completely
set free from the drugs. One afternoon, he came
by my small apartment and convinced me to turn my
life completely over to Christ once again. He began
to tell me about something that I had never heard
much about and that was the baptism in the Holy
Spirit. I began to earnestly seek God and about
two weeks later as I was driving east on 9th street
and turning north on Main street in Perryton, the
Lord Jesus Christ baptized me in the Holy Spirit!
It was incredible. It was almost as if God took
a spiritual blindfold off of my eyes. He began to
speak to me and show me things in the spiritual
realm that I would have never believed before. From
that moment, the Word of God became alive to me.
I felt the "power" that Jesus promised
His followers in the book of Acts. "But ye
shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is
come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me
both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria,
and unto the uttermost part of the earth."
couple of years later, God began to show me the
calling on my life. He spoke to me and said, "Build
foundations in the people's lives that they may
be strong and stand and not fall". God eventually
led me to Bible college in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
I graduated in 1986. At the age of 26 I began pastoring
Faith Christian Fellowship of Lamar, Colorado and
then pastored Living Water Church in Cuero, Texas.
I also pastored Grace Fellowship in Friendswood,
Texas for a very short period of time before moving
to Salt Lake City, Utah. My wife and I now lead
weekly Bible studies in our home.
have seen God move in my life and in other's lives
and believe in a God that cares for us and wants
to meet our needs and fulfill our desires. The Word
of God is our key to success in life. Faith can
come by no other way than the Word. If there is
any advice I can ever give that will be eternal,
it is for you to get into the Word!