Since I was a very young child, I remember always wanting to be close to God. I listened to the teachings from the denomination I had been brought up in, but all that did for me was generate more questions and confusion. I asked my teacher questions and was told to read particular scriptures. Later when I looked at the scriptures given to me, I found that there were no answers there at all. When I was older I decided to ask everyone I could what their “philosophy” was on life and almost always was given the same answer: I would not be able to be close to God until I died. People told me that I would have to go to heaven to be close to God and that would only happen when I died.
So I decided that I would do just that! I would die a few years from that time and be with God. I continued living life, and as time went on, my brother came home on leave while in the military in Okinawa, Japan. I remember exactly what he said to me: “I have found what we’ve been looking for.” I said, “What?” He repeated it and said he had found what we had been looking for—answers to life. I asked him, “Where?” He said he had taken a class and was attending fellowships that teach these things and more! I said, “Well, I can’t go to Okinawa!” He said, “There is a fellowship right here in this town!” I replied, “Let’s go! When can we go?” He got a big smile on his face and said he would call them and let me know.
When I attended my first Way Ministry fellowship, I could sense there was something there that I wanted! I didn’t know what it was they had, but I wanted it too! I spent all the time they would allow me to spend with them! After taking the Foundational Class, I finally became close to God. I also learned about the law of believing. God’s Word gave me a reason to live! Joy and peace now filled my heart, and I finally had the answers to life that I had so desperately longed to have!