One day sitting around a barbecue at the local park, my wife was witnessed to, but it was not my thing. My wife started attending fellowships, and I attended fun days with the fellowship like game nights and sports events. I always found myself very happy attending these events, but I never told anyone.
One evening my wife came home and said to me, “I’d like to take the Foundational Class.” I immediately said, “How much?” and “Where do you think this money is going to come from?” Her reply was, “Philippians 4:19: But my God shall supply all your need….” At this point a few words went through my mind. “Yeah, we’ll see, dream on.” She was totally convinced, but I wasn’t.
The very next night, knock-knock-knock at the front door—our next-door neighbor was standing there with enough money in his hand for my wife to take the class, and extra. It was money he had owed us for many years. I had given up on him because I’d been waiting so long. That experience got my attention! But of course I wasn’t going to tell anyone. I rated myself in those early days as very negative to spiritual matters. I am a changed man now.
The other thing that got my attention in those early days was my four-year-old son singing in the back of the car all the time, the B-I-B-L-E song and many more Children’s Fellowship songs, while I was driving my wife to the class. He was so happy all the time, and my wife had a great Foundational Class.
I always felt the love of God via all the wonderful believers in the ministry. Another evening my wife asked me, “Would you like to come to a public explanation on the Foundational Class?” You know the saying, “happy wife, happy life”? Yes, I went, and I was the first one to sign up. Why? Because I was told I could ask any questions. If I wrote a question down on paper, they would get an answer for me. To me, this was an open door to stump the Class coordinator with my tricky questions. I asked, “Who wrote the Bible?” Well, the Foundational Class answered all my tricky questions and much more.
The Foundational Class to me is the best class I have ever taken in my sixty-three years of life because it was my introduction to God over twenty-five years ago. It was my stepping stone to getting to know some of God’s knowledge about all of life. It has taught me who I am and what I have as a son of God. It has given me a better understanding of how to read God’s Word accurately. It’s shown me how to get born again and given me proof that I am born again. It has opened the door to the more abundant life God wants for me and my family. All the ministry classes have built an inner confidence and boldness I once lacked. God has taught me what life is all about and how to overcome any challenge. God has saved my life physically, mentally, and spiritually!
When my son was four years old, I put him in his car seat and accidently closed the door on his finger. He screamed in pain. There was a deep indentation on his fingernail. All we knew at that time in life was, let’s pray. Within minutes of praying, he went from screaming to singing Bible songs again. He received total healing. There was no indentation on his fingernail. It showed me that God works with our believing, even if it’s as small as a mustard seed, because that’s where I was spiritually back then. I have the attitude today, “But my God shall supply all your need.”
God and His Word have given me a life with a purpose and abundance. I don’t feel like a nobody, and my life is not tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine. I have peace in my heart, and I know I have something that can help others. I feel like the richest man on earth. God and His Word and this wonderful ministry have helped me change into a man that now enjoys life as it should be lived. I realize now that even the little things we do for others can have a huge impact. I am so thankful for people like you who are reading this. I have learned that together we can make a difference in this world.