Boy, do I have a story to tell! When I was twenty-two years old I was strung out on drugs, on the doorstep of being homeless, and without a reason to live. I began praying to God for help and quit the drugs cold turkey. God provided me with strength, and within two weeks I was witnessed to by a WOW (Word Over the World) Ambassador.
With great gratitude and appreciation for the Word delivering me, I decided at the age of twenty-three to go out WOW. That year as a WOW Ambassador helped establish godly principles in my life which I have held onto for over thirty-five years—such as reading the Word and praying daily, not to mention the boldness it helped me establish in witnessing. If only I had the vocabulary and the time to express how totally grateful I am for those initial years.
With the abundance of the Word and the deliverance that I saw, I decided to go out WOW a second year. During that year, I witnessed to my wife, who has been by my side for over thirty years. We’ve been living debt-free for over twenty years. We have two children, and they are both serving as household fellowship coordinators.
We live on the Pacific Coast and just went down to visit our daughter, her husband, and our granddaughter in Tennessee. A high point of each day on our vacation was when my five-year-old granddaughter and I would get into the Word and pray in the mornings. If I was not awake, she would tap me on the shoulder, wanting me to get up to read and pray with her! Though the miles keep us apart at this time, the Word continues to cause our hearts to be knit together in love. I am truly thankful for the Word I have learned in The Way Ministry. I now have a life worth living.