In 1983 I had lived twenty-three years of my life. After being discharged honorably from the United States Air Force, I had fear as to what would become of my life. I met some wonderful people known then as Word Over the World Ambassadors, who were witnesses for Christ. They invited me to a fellowship and I attended. The first teaching that I ever heard was on believing rightly according to the rightly divided Word of God. My mind was set free from the prisons that had been holding me back and down throughout my young years. Life had new meaning for me, and I started loving and living for the one true God. My outlook on what could be accomplished was limitless.
Since then I have worked on believing for the best, not settling for just good enough. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me” (Philippians 4:13) led me into the United States Marine Corps. I am always learning and growing in God’s household, falling down and being shown how to overcome through my walk in right believing, striving to stay focused and just “stand.”
I have fellowshipped in this ministry for the past thirty-five years. Many individual accomplishments have come to pass over the years. Some of the greatest ones are receiving my bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences and sustainability cum laude (with honors); building a log cabin on a lake from my own design and then selling it for $178,000. This was enough to pay off $88,000 in debt and purchase the land where my wonderful wife and I now reside and where we just finished this year building a second cabin. My wife and I also started a new barbeque sauce business and opened a hair and nails salon. We have plans to attend flight school to receive our private pilot licenses, and I have my own business as a licensed Maine guide.
The most enjoyable accomplishment in my life of walking in right believing is operating as a Bible study group coordinator, reaching out and teaching others how to believe rightly and walk with God as I have learned to do over these past thirty-five years. Matthew 6:33 has been my spiritual compass, keeping me on the right path, and I Thessalonians 2:13 says it best, “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”