It was on December 27, 1972, that I invited Christ into my heart, experienced the forgiveness of my sins, and was given the assurance of salvation.
I was reading II Corinthians, Chapter 5 in a New Testament given to me by a Gideon at the Armed Forces Induction Centre in Louisville, Kentucky. At the time of my conversion, I was spending my first night at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. It would be eight months later, after my assignment to Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, that I would have the opportunity to be baptized and to publicly profess my faith.
Today, I give God thanks once again for his amazing grace and for the Gideon he sent to
the Induction Center to give a brief witness and share His Word. I call this individual the greatest person I never met. Somewhere in Kentucky, an individual gave a monetary gift through their church that made the Scripture placement possible. I owe so much to so many nameless and faceless individuals who cared enough for the lost that they opened pocketbooks, pulpits and church services to make an appeal.
Consider me a leper who was healed and takes every opportunity to return and say thanks.
The Holy Spirit continues to work in my life, helping me to become the person God created me to be. I am not perfect, and God is not finished with me yet. I have a lot to learn and life is a school in session every day.
How will God work through us today to reach those “beyond the walls of the church” with the Gospel?”The Gideons International